Spring 2007 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will explore recent discussions in philosophy of mind. Topics will change from year to year. Past and planned topics include: mental representation, consciousness and naturalization, concepts, mental causation and the relation between mind and metaphysics. This course is intended for advanced majors in philosophy and the sciences of cognition. Students should take either PHIL286 (Philosophy of Mind) or PHIL289 (Philosophy of Language) prior to this course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PHIL286 OR PHIL289
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Several book-length works. Readings will vary from year to year. This year readings will include Jose Bermudez's THINKING WITHOUT WORDS and Kim Sterelny's THOUGHT IN A HOSTILE WORLD. Both of these books are concerned with aspects of human and animal cognition.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly written synopses of readings. One term paper. Regular participation in class discussions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is always offered as a seminar for philosophy majors, who should take PHIL286 or PHIL289 before taking this course. In some years, it will also be appropriate for students with advanced background in one or more of the sciences of cognition (neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, computer science). This year's course will deal with issues in human and animal thought. Note that this course number may be repeated -- taken more than once -- as topics change annually.