PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND

PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND

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Last update 05/10/2020 20:12
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

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.