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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PL 3800 - Philosophy of Mind

An examination of the various explanations of the nature of mind, including an assessment of dualism, materialism, behaviorism, epiphenomenalism, functionalism, mind-brain identity, etc. In order to analyze and evaluate these positions, considerable attention is given to questions regarding consciousness, experience, intellectual knowledge, intentionality, personal identity, human freedom and immortality. “Cognitive science” and other social scientific explanations of mind are also examined, including the question of mind vs. machine, and issues relating to artificial intelligence.

Prerequisite: PL 1100  or PL 1150 .