PHIL 3640

PHIL 3640

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Consciousness, Free Will, and Physicalism:    Do facts about consciousness and free will conflict with the hypothesis that we are completely physical beings?  In this course we will first assess the two most influential arguments for the impossibility of a physical account of the consciousness: the knowledge and conceivability arguments. We will then use these assessments to evaluate a number of possible positions in the ontology of mind. Is the best physicalism eliminativist, reductionist, or anti-reductionist?  Is the best anti-physicalism substance dualist, property dualist, idealist, Russellian monist, or panpsychist?  Lastly, we will consider the consequences that physicalism has for the claim that we have free will.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17024 PHIL 3640   LEC 001

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