Philosophy 3

Summer 2024 Session A

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
3 The Nature of Mind Dolan TuWTh 1-3:30 Dwinelle 254

We use the concept of the mental in our everyday thought and talk; we take ourselves and others to have mental states like thoughts, feelings, perceptions, desires. But what exactly are we talking about when we talk about our minds? What’s the relationship between our minds and our bodies? How does mentality fit into the rest of the natural world, and how can it be studied scientifically? We’ll investigate these questions from a variety of different angles, looking at how they’ve been treated in the past, and evaluating them by our own lights.