PHIL 345 - Language and Mind
Fall 2016, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
One philosophy course with at least a C-.
May not be repeated for credit.
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PHIL 345 studies the structure of language, the nature of meaning, and the relations among language, thought, and the world. The course has two main objectives. First. it seeks to provide students with a broad overview of the main problems in the philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. In philosophy of language we will focus mainly on the theory of reference and its relation to questions about modality and belief. In philosophy of mind we will discuss physicalism, dualism, behaviorism, the identity theory, functionalist accounts of the mind, and the hard problem of explaining conscious experience. A second, but equally important, goal of the course is to help students develop their skills at careful reading, critical reasoning, and argumentative writing.

Course Requirements:

Two 7-8 page argumentative papers, a midterm, and a cumulative final exam

Intended Audience:

PHIL 345 is open to undergraduate students who have completed a course in philosophy or who have obtained permission of the instructor.

Class Format:



PHIL 345 - Language and Mind
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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