Fall 2017 not offered
|Course Cluster: Animal Studies|
Do animals think? Can they reason? Do they form intentions or 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 watch films about animals doing amazing things; examine evidence for mindedness and reasoning in social species; and explore the ethical implications of this research.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Kristin Andrews, THE ANIMAL MIND (Routledge, 2014) and articles on Moodle
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be weekly short writing assignments, a mid-term essay, a final essay and a presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course will include a Movement Module with Jill Sigman of jillsigman/thinkdance. There will be one required extra evening class during September.
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