Philosophy of Mind

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy of Mind

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy, Theology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit at Level 1

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course begins by discussing the virtual disappearance of the idea of the soul, of the conscious self as an entity separate from the body which might go on existing without it. How has this come about? What alternative ideas have recent thinkers given us? Are these new ideas intellectually and humanly acceptable? How is it possible for mere aggregates of matter to possess consciousness and the capacity for thought? Having become familiar with the major contemporary views about the nature of mind, we will turn to a range of related topics. Are minds just sophisticated computers? Are states of mind are just states of our brains and nervous systems?

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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