PHIL 482 - Philosophy of Mind
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
PHIL 345 or 383.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to contemporary analytic philosophy of mind. Here are some of the central questions we will address:

  • What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?
  • What is the nature of mental states like beliefs and desires?
  • What is consciousness, and how does it arise from physical brain states?
  • How does the mind represent the world?
  • How are beliefs (and other propositional attitudes) captured by the expressions we use to give voice to them?

The requirements for the course include unannounced quizzes, three short papers, a midterm, and a final exam.

PHIL 482 - Philosophy of Mind
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0199252548
Philosophy of mind : a beginner's guide, Author: Ian Ravenscroft., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 2005
ISBN: 0872209547
A rulebook for arguments, Author: Anthony Weston., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 4th editio 2009
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