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Mind and Emotion


How is consciousness (mind) related to body? Can you ever know what other people feel? Why do animals and people prefer pleasure to pain? Is pain good for the masochist? What are emotions and how do they motivate behavior? What enables us to have words in English and other public languages to specify sensations and other personal, non-public events?

Students entering 2012 or after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies one half of the Religion and Philosophy distribution requirement.