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PHL2650

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Jakob Hohwy

Synopsis

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

Assessment

Written work: 60% (2500 words)
Exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Rosalyn Furney

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Philosophy

Prerequisites

Students with first-year level units to the value of 24 points in any faculty or by permission.