Course Code
PHIL 0170
Course Type
Subject Credit
Course Availability

Philosophers of mind explore the nature of mental phenomena and the relationship they bear to the rest of reality. This course considers a variety of theories about the relation between the mind and body, as well as philosophical issues concerning the nature of consciousness, perception, imagination, emotion and intentionality. Alongside this there is an opportunity to consider epistemological questions, such as: how do we acquire knowledge of other people’s minds? Do we have privileged knowledge of our own minds? 

Sample reading:

Quassim Cassam, ed., Self-Knowledge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994)

David Chalmers, The Conscious Mind (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996) 

Tim Crane, Elements of Mind (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy

John Heil, Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Anthony Kenny, Action, Emotion and Will (London: Routledge, 1963)