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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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PHI 430 - Mind, Brain, Consciousness: Philosophy of Mind

A study of classical and contemporary philosophical perspectives on the human mind. Topics may include materialistic vs. nonmaterialistic conceptions of thought and consciousness; relation between mind and brain, body, behavior, and environment; artificial intelligence; animal cognition; mental illness; altered states of consciousness, self-consciousness, and personhood. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years. Prerequisite: Prior coursework in philosophy or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

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