|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will explore recent discussions in philosophy of mind. Topics will change from year to year. This year, the course will explore recent developments in cognitive science of religion: studies of religious concepts, beliefs, and experience that have arisen in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology, such as, why are human beings inclined to believe in spirits and life after death? Is religion something that could have evolved as an adaptation? Do scientific explanations of religion contribute anything to philosophical and theological discussions of the truth of religious claims?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings from contemporary debates in philosophy of mind.
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This is an advanced seminar. Students are advised to have taken at least one intermediate-level course in related areas (such as Philosophy of Mind) as preparation.
|Instructor(s): Horst,Steven W. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK403; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 14||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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