Philosophy of Mind

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy of Mind

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Applied Behavioral Science, Behavioral Science, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will be organized around a selection of the following topics: mind-body dualism; behaviorism; the mind-brain identity theory; the mystery of subjectivity; the mental science project; functionalism; artificial intelligence.

    Teaching and learning methods: The course is lecture-based, supplemented by tutorials.

    Methods of assessment and examination: Overall assessment is based on written examination. Written course work (essay) - if required - is added to the evaluation

    Core text:

    William Lyons, Matters of the Mind, Edinburgh University Press, 2001.

    John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology, Oxford University Press, 2004.

    Course Handbook: Readings in Philosophy of Mind

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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