Philosophy 3

Summer 2018 Session D

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
3 The Nature of Mind Abid MTuWTh 12-2 56 Barrows

This interdisciplinary course will explore topics in philosophical psychology at an introductory level. Each week, we will focus on a debate which cuts across both philosophy of mind and contemporary cognitive science. Some relevant questions include: Are our perceptual experiences influenced by our beliefs, desires, or intentions? Are certain concepts innate, and what might it mean for a concept to be “innate”? Can we draw any conclusions about the nature of the mental representations underlying visual imagery? Is consciousness within the purview of science? Are higher order thoughts necessary for conscious experiences? No prior background in either philosophy or cognitive science is necessary.