PHIL 241: Consciousness and Cognition (Tier 2 INDV)

This course covers some of the central aspects of the philosophical foundations of cognitive science. After introducing the traditional philosophical problem of the relationship between the mind and the body, and examining the way different approaches to the problem have developed in tandem with different paradigms of scientific psychology, it focuses on three outstanding challenges for the conduct of a science of the mind: emotions, intentionality, and consciousness. With each of these topics, the handful of leading theories developed over the past generation or two of research will be surveyed.

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