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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy (PHIL)
The Meaning of Mind
The Meaning of Mind
Fall 2015
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Introductory course for students with no background in philosophy or the sciences of the mind. The central questions, assumptions, and hypotheses about the human mind. The nature of thought, consciousness, and self; knowledge of other minds; implications of the sciences of the mind for freedom of the will and responsibility; and the relationship between the mind and the brain.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Grasp the basic problems raised by the philosophy and science of the mind. 2. Explain and critically evaluate contemporary theories of mental phenomena. 3. Discuss contemporary theories of mental phenomena in a seminar setting. 4. Collaborate in teams to lead discussion in a seminar setting. 5. Conduct independent research into the philosophy and science of the mind.

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Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
Lifting the GPAC oral communication attribute, per Gail Weiss for (at least) AY15-16 catalog term.
twilson (Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:54:22 GMT): Rollback: please correct attribute
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