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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.

Counts as an elective for the Philosophy major and minor.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.

Counts as an elective in the Neuroscience interdisciplinary minor.