Philosophy of Mind

Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 20250

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Other pre-requisites 40 credits of philosophy

Module description

This module introduces central issues in contemporary philosophy of mind, focusing on the problem of whether our mental experience, especially its subjective character, can be incorporated into the naturalistic, scientific picture of the world. The first part of the course will survey such philosophical theories of the mind as dualism, behaviourism, and the identity theory. The second half of the module will discuss functionalism, the mystery of consciousness and eliminative materialism.