Units of study

PHIL2643 - Philosophy of Mind

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Braddon-Mitchell

Description

An introduction to modern theories of the nature of mind, and some important contemporary issues in the philosophy of mind. Topics will include the problem of mental representation (how can minds think about the world?), the relationship of minds to brains, and the problem of consciousness.

Assessments

1x2500 word essay (60%) and 1x2000 word take-home exam (40%)

Textbooks

The Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, D. Braddon-Mitchell and F. Jackson, Blackwell, Oxford 1997

Classes

1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2213, PHIL3213, PHIL2205

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