PHL2650 - Philosophy of mind
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Jakob Hohwy
This unit is concerned with some philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness, in particular with the question whether consciousness is irreducibly non-physical. We shall look at all of the major theories of the mind/body relationship, and we shall also examine the prospects for the creation of artificial intelligence and conscious computers. www.arts.monash.edu.au/phil/undergraduate/lateryear.html
Written work: 60% (2500 words)
2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week
Students with first-year level units to the value of 24 points in any faculty by permission.