PHIL 345 - Language and Mind
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Enforced Prerequisites:
One philosophy course with at least a C-.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Philosophy 345 aims to provide students with a broad overview of some of the main problems in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. In philosophy of language we will focus on the theory of reference (naming) and its relation to questions about belief and modality. In philosophy of mind we discuss physicalism, dualism, behaviorism, the identity theory, functionalist accounts of the mind, the question of machine intelligence, and the problem of explaining conscious experience. A second, equally important, goal of the course is to help students develop their skills at careful reading, critical reasoning, and argumentative writing.

Course Requirements:

Two 6-8 page argumentative papers, a midterm, and a cumulative final exam. A

Intended Audience:

The course should be interesting and accessible to students from philosophy, psychology, computer science, PPE, and cognitive science. 

Schedule

PHIL 345 - Language and Mind
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23348
Open
17
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
23349
Open
6
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
33476
Open
11
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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