Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

PHILOS XL 7

This introduction to philosophical issues about the nature of the mind and its relation to the body covers materialism, functionalism, behaviorism, determinism and free will, and the nature of psychological knowledge.

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What you can learn.

  • Critically evaluate the philosophical arguments presented by Descartes, Nagel, Searle, and others.
  • Articulate your own objections and possible responses to objections
  • Identify the implications of philosophical arguments and positions
  • Construct and defend your own arguments on particular issues in philosophy of mind

About this course:

This introduction to philosophical issues about the nature of the mind and its relation to the body covers materialism, functionalism, behaviorism, determinism and free will, and the nature of psychological knowledge. Transferable for UC Credit.

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