Philosophy 3

Summer 2022 Session D

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
3 The Nature of Mind Benjamin MTuWTh 9-11 Wheeler 200

This class will provide an introductory level overview of the major contemporary developments in the metaphysics and epistemology of mind with special emphasis on whether these developments are compatible with the existence of divergent neurotypes and modes of mind-reading. We will discuss questions such as: Can we infer people’s feelings from their behaviors? Are our subjective experiences identical with some part of our brain? How can we understand other minds if their brains are structurally different from ours, and how can we understand ourselves if we change over time? Finally, how does our perception impact our interpretation of the world?