Philosophy of Mind (PHIL2643)


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.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2500wd Essay (60%) and 1x2000wd Take-home exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


PHIL3213 or PHIL2205 or PHIL2213 or PHIL3643

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