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Philosophy of Mind


Introduction to the mind-body problem: What is the relation between the mind and the body, or more generally, between mental and physical phenomena? Answers explored include dualism, behaviorism, the mind-brain identity theory, and functionalism. Other topics vary, and have included consciousness, mental representation, artificial intelligence, and neurophilosophy.

Students entering 2012 or after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies one half of the Religion and Philosophy distribution requirement.
Counts as an elective in the Neuroscience interdisciplinary minor.