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PHL212 Intro to Philosophy of Mind

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Introduces historical and contemporary thought in the philosophy of mind, considering traditional philosophical questions about the nature of the human person in the light of recent research in the cognitive sciences. Includes reading pertinent philosophical and related texts, and may involve museum and research facility field trips, the informal replication of experiments demonstrating interesting aspects of conscious experience, and the utilization of pertinent online, film, and other contemporary media accounts. Features texts from the literature of philosophy of mind, such as discussions of brains in vats, zombies, the plight of color-blind neuroscientists, and what it's like to be a bat. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 26456

From the Instructor:
Greetings, Dear Student of Philosophy! I much look forward to connecting with you online this term. Our Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind will explore the age-old question of the nature of mind, especially in the human person. If the ancients thought of the question in terms of the relations of body and soul, we could say the contemporary form of the question is more often one of the relations between mind and brain, or mind and machine. We'll start with the ancients, but focus primarily on modern philosophers. Be ready for some difficult texts, but provocative ones, that may treat of brains in vats, what it is like to be a bat, or the plight of a color-blind neuroscientist. See you online! Steve Jolin, Ph.D., Instructor, Philosophy, PCC
Course Specific Requirements:
Here's the required textbook for the class: Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology, John Heil, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-19-925383-8. You'll need this immediately, as there will be a reading and discussion post assignment the very first week. The course will also involve certain other recommended or required readings available online. Thanks!
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 26456 - 31-Mar-2014 thru 14-Jun-2014
Instructor: Steve T Jolin
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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