2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 243 - Philosophy of Psychology


A philosophical treatment of the possibility that the mind is a machine that can be studied scientifically. We examine questions concerning (1) the relationship between the mind and the brain, (2) the twin ideas that the human mind is a computer and that an artificial machine is capable of genuine cognition, (3) the nature of mental representation, and (4) various proposals for how the mind is structured, including connectionist architectures.

Prerequisites: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically