PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

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Code
65147
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/02
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course introduces the main topics in philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences, not only from a metaphysical point of view, but also in relation to current scientific results. Problems like the mind-body relationship, the causality of mind, the nature of intentionality and consciousness will be examined and discussed. 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course introduces the main topics in philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences: the mind-body relationship, the causality of mind, the nature of intentionality and consciousness will be examined and discussed. These problems will be discussed in relation to philosophical positions like dualism (substance, properties, predicates), behaviourism (classic and contemporary), identity theories (type, token), reductionism, eliminativism, computationalism, and functionalism.

The concepts of cognitive function and dysfunction will be examined with regard to some important issues duscussed in philosophy of psychiatry.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Texts will be recommended in class.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA CRISTINA AMORETTI (President)

NICLA VASSALLO

MARIA LUISA MONTECUCCO

MICHELE MARSONET

MARCELLO FRIXIONE

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 13, 2018

ORARI

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