Philosophy 3

Summer 2017 2nd 6wks

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
3 The Nature of Mind Suarez MTuWTh 12-2 Dwinelle 182

This course is an introduction to the philosophy of mind. We’ll read texts that address the following questions: What is the mind? Is the mind an immaterial soul? How are our minds and bodies related? How do we know about other people’s minds? Is the mind the same as the brain? Is the brain a computer? Is the mind a program? What is consciousness? Can we explain consciousness scientifically? Is it possible for our minds to switch bodies? Should we worry about whether our bodies survive, or whether our memories do? What is the self? Is there really a self? What is free will? Do we have free will?