Spring 2016 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Animal Studies|
Can animals reason? Do they form intentions, do they have beliefs, might they act ethically? What do other animals know? How can we know what they might know, and what can exploring the minds of other animals tell us about our own minds? In this course we will attempt to answer these questions by adopting a largely comparative perspective and examine philosophical, scientific, psychological, and popular writing about minds. We will examine evidence for mindedness and reasoning in social species. We will also explore the ethical implications of this research.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
K. Andrews The Animal Mind and assorted articles.
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Students will be required to make a presentation in class and submit a seminar paper at the end of the term.
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