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Instructor Info:Jonathan Westphal
Office Extension x6848
TA Info:Alyssa Whoaa
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 222
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 222
Description:

This course is an introduction to philosophy concentrating on the skills necessary to evaluate philosophical claims about minds, brains and information. Topics will be chosen from the following: language, sentences, and logic; meaning, reference and thought; relativism and theories of truth; personal identity, the self and the brain; knowledge and belief; consciousness and the neural correlates of consciousness; dreaming and skepticism; materialism or physicalism, concepts and the mind-body problem; freewill and neurological determinism.

Evaluation Criteria:

Question Sets 20%, Paper I 20%, Paper II 20%, Mid-Term 20%, Final 20%