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Fall 2018-2019
PHI 315 / CHV 315 / CGS 315 (EC)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Philosophy of Mind

Philip N. Pettit

The course will focus on the capacities characteristic of our human minds as distinct from animal or artificial minds. They include the capacity to make up our minds on various questions; to deliberate and reason about things, including reasoning with others; to know what we think and feel, conveying those attitudes with a certain authority; to constitute persons in a proper sense, not merely intentional agents; to form judgments about right and wrong and exercise free will in living up to those judgments; and to relate to one another in a way that makes mutual respect a natural ideal.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: Students are expected to read 50-65 pages per week, and be ready to discuss readings in class. Writing: 2 argumentative papers, 1 due midway through the semester (worth 30%) and the other on Dean's Date (worth 50%).

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
One previous philosophy course or permission of the instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23244 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:25 Limit:25 Closed