The class will be reading and discussing Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner’s Guide by Edward Feser, copyright 2005, and available at Amazon and Barnes as well as various bookstores. In this lively and entertaining introduction to the philosophy of the mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline. Designed specifically for students with no background knowledge in the subject, this accessible introduction covers all of the basic concepts and major theories in the philosophy of mind. Topics discussed include dualism, behaviorism, the identity theory, functionalism, the computational theory of mind, connectionism, physicalism, mental causation, and consciousness.
No class June 14.