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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHL 471 - Philosophy of Mind

2012-2013 Catalog Year

Without thinking much about it, we rely on some sort of contrast between physical things and mental things. What is the basis of this contrast? Are mental things like believing, hoping, perceiving, and feeling just various sorts of physical things? Or is the contrast so strong that mental things are entirely different in nature from any kinds of physical things or physical events? Or is our habit of relying on a contrast between them simply based on confusion or on worn-out, indefensible assumptions? We address these questions and others in this course.

PREREQ: PHL 220 Or PHL 236 Or COG 166, or instructor permission.
credit: 3