The Dennes Room

Philosophy 132

Spring 2020

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
132 Philosophy of Mind Lee TuTh 11-12:30 Wheeler 204

This course will focus on the philosophy and science of conscious experience. What is consciousness? Can it be explained scientifically, and if so, what would a mature science of it look like? Optimistic philosophers and scientists have proposed theories of consciousness, while pessimists argue that there are fundamental philosophical obstacles to achieving a fully satisfactory theory. We will consider a number of proposed theories, and assess some of the alleged obstacles, including the notorious “hard problem” of consciousness.