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PHI 412 Philosophy of Mind 4cr

This seminar will investigate the nature of "mind" from several historical as well as contemporary philosophical perspectives. In particular it will focus on the relationship between "mind" and "body" from both ontological and epistemological points of view, and analyze different conceptions of "mind" and of "consciousness" from the intellectualist/rationalist tradition, the empiricist/behaviorist tradition, and from the way that phenomenology attempts to overcome this opposition.
Triad: College Composition II or Philosophy/Religion
Prerequisite: one previous 300 level course or permission of the instructor.