|3||Nature of Mind||Beattie||MTuW 2-4:30||229 Dwinelle|
This course will serve as an introduction to philosophical thinking about the mind. As with any good introduction to philosophical thinking, it will raise many more questions than it will answer. These questions will include the following: What is the mind? What do we mean when we say someone is thinking, or experiencing something? Is our conception of the mind compatible with a scientific outlook? Could a computer think? Can animals?
The course will draw primarily on short readings from contemporary philosophers such as Nagel, Dennett, Searle, Fodor, etc.