PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND

PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND

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Code
104251
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/05
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will introduce the main topics in philosophy of mind, both from a metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Classic issues, such as the mind-body problem, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, will be studied.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will introduce the main issues in philosophy of mind, both from a strictly metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Students will learn to analyze "classic" topics, such as the mind-body problem, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, through the critical discussion of the main theories on the nature of mind. Students will have to develop a critical thought on philosophical matters involving the mind, and the ability to build rigorous, clear arguments using a specific philosophical vocabulary.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will introduce the current main themes in philosophy of mind both from a metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Students will learn to analyze "classic" problems, such as the mind-body relation, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, through the critical discussion of the major positions on the nature of mind, as well as a direct reference to major philosophical texts and to the most innovative contemporary perspectives. Students will have to develop a critical thought on philosophical matters involving the mind, and to learn to build rigorous, clear arguments using a specific philosophical vocabulary.

PREREQUISITES

None

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

One book amongst the followings:

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1) One book among the followings:

Kim, J. (2010), Philosophy of Mind, Westview Press.

Di Francesco, M., Marraffa, M., Tomasetta, A. (2018), Filosofia della mente, Carocci.

 

2) Teaching materials on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Thursday 2-4 p.m. DAFIST, Philosophy section, Via Balbi 4, 2nd floor

Exam Board

MARCELLO FRIXIONE (President)

MARIA CRISTINA AMORETTI

DAVIDE SERPICO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 23th, 2021

ORARI

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PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

Oral exam. Attending students can write and present a report in class that will be graded and taken into account for the overall mark. Details will be given during classes.