PHIL 610 - Seminar in History of Philosophy
Section: 001 Aristotelian Philosophy of Mind and Action
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar will focus on Aristotle’s philosophy of mind. We will read the treatise, On the Soul, and the short psychological essays known as the Parva Naturalia (with selections from the rest of the corpus), in light of the controversies in the secondary literature during the past twenty five years.

Topics will include:

  • the mind-body relation (including functionalism, supervenience, and emergentism)
  • perceptual content and perceptual awareness
  • mental representation
  • thought, concepts, and the understanding
  • desire and the passions

Course Requirements:

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Class Format:

Seminar. There will be an extra meeting of one hour each week for those who know Greek to read selections of the original text together. (These meetings are obligatory for students enrolled in GREEK 556.)

PHIL 610 - Seminar in History of Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
2Graduate Standing
W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
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ISBN: 9780674993181
On the soul ; Parva naturalia ; On breath, Author: Aristo?teles., Publisher: Harvard University Press 1936
ISBN: 9780198236009
Essays on Aristotle's De anima, Author: Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-, Publisher: Oxford University Press 1995
ISBN: 9780691016504
The complete works of Aristotle, Author: ed. by Jonathan Barnes., Publisher: Princeton Univ. Pr. 6th printi 1984
ISBN: 9780691016511
The Complete Works of Aristotle. Vol. II (Revised Oxford Translation), Author: Aristotle (ed. Barnes), Publisher: Princeton 1984
ISBN: 9782251000473
De l'Ame, Author: Aristoteles., Publisher: Societe? d'e?d. "Les belles lettres" 1980
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