|Philosophy of Mind
This is a course on the nature of mental entities (such as minds), mental states (such as beliefs and desires), and their properties. What is the nature of the mental? What is the relation between the mental and the non-mental? This course addresses attempts by philosophers and scientists to answer these questions in a systematic and rigorous way. Along the way we will discuss a number of debates that arise from these questions, such as the nature of mental content, the nature of consciousness, and what kinds of organisms or machines can have minds and mental states.