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Ecology of Perception
PHIL 112
Spring 2013
Section: 01  

The study of perception lies at the heart of both the natural sciences and the arts. Theories of perception inform, and are informed by, concepts in metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind and language, aesthetics, and epistemology (the study of knowledge). Broadly construed, ecology is the study of systems of interdependency in the natural world. Therefore, the ecology of perception is the study of how structures of interdependency shape, and are shaped by, the process of perception. This course is an interdisciplinary fusion of visual studies, philosophy of mind and environmental philosophy and offers an introduction to ecological thinking and concepts of sustainable living. Beginning with a reading of Descartes--an architect of the modern world--we explore the basic philosophical problems involved with understanding perception, media, and concepts of mind, concluding with architectural theory and eco-design, consciousness studies and general evolutionary theory.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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