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ATS2840

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Josh May (First semester); Dr David Kaplan (Second semester)

Notes

Previously coded PHL2650

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)

Dr Josh May (First semester); Dr David Kaplan (Second semester)

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

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions