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Philosophy of Mind

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This course will be an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of mind and body that is contemporary philosophy of mind. In the 21st century it is no longer possible to study the philosophy of mind without engaging in research that comes from a number of different fields. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation in the core areas of philosophy of mind through a range of readings from: the history of philosophy and psychology (both East and West), contemporary cognitive science, psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, as well as contemporary phenomenology, buddhist studies, experimental philosophy, and behavioral economics. Attention will be given to comparative philosophy and interdisciplinary research.

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