03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW
Section Information for Spring 2018
Spring 2018 Course Title: Minds, Brains, and Machines
The relationship between the mind and the brain continues to be one of the important, unanswered scientific questions of the 21st century. The way that researchers approach this question turns on several theoretical assumptions addressed in the philosophy of mind. In this course, students will explore foundational issues in the philosophy of mind: What is the mind, and how is it related to the material world? What is consciousness and why does consciousness matter? Can machines think? And, is a science of consciousness even possible?
Diverse approaches to these questions will be considered with an emphasis on philosophical analysis. The course is recommended for students interested in the philosophical foundations of psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science.