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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.
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.
Distribution Category (KCM-AS)
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Student Option)
Class Number & Section Details
- MW Rockefeller Hall 112
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