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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 313
Title Philosophy of Mind
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI


An examination of historical and contemporary questions in philosophy of mind, such as: What are minds? If minds are immaterial, how do they interact with bodies? If minds are material, how can they be conscious? What are consciousness, intelligence, and free will, and could computers have those traits? How can mental states be about things, even about non-existent things? How do psychological explanations relate to explanations in neuroscience, chemistry, and physics? Can emotions be rational? Three lecture hours per week.