PHL325 Philosophy of Mind
[3–0, 3 cr.]
Themes to be discussed are the nature of mind, the argument between materialists and non-materialists, artificial intelligence, and the resistance of mental states such as beliefs, intentions, values, norms, thoughts, perceptions, and judgments to physical interpretation. Positions canvassed will be chosen from the following: dualism, behaviourism, identity theory, and functionalism. Special consideration will be given to philosophers (like Hegel, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein) mindful of how traditional theory distorts our ability to appreciate the elusive “nature” of mind.