Course: PHIL 355. Philosophy of Mind (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Examination of traditional and contemporary views concerning the mind and its relation to the brain, body, and world. Addresses issues and controversies in the field, such as the nature of consciousness; the prospects and limitations of artificial intelligence; the nature of mental causation; or the problem of animal minds. Questions may include: What is the distinction between human and machine ‘intelligence’? Can computers think? What is the role of technology and other artifacts in reasoning and cognition? What have philosophers said about robots, zombies, and cyborgs? Regular written assignments will be required.

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PHIL 355

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