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PY355 (Version: 2025 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PY355 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND 2025 2 Law & Philosophy 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course will jointly address major topics in the traditional philosophy of mind and questions created by recent developments in artificial intelligence: what is mind? What is the relationship of a mind to the physical world, including the brain? What is consciousness and self-consciousness? What are the definitions of mental states and processes, such as perception, desire, belief, emotion, reasoning, and action, and their relationship? Can computers be constructed to think or behave like human beings, or to have consciousness? Readings will come from classical sources, such as Descartes, as well as contemporary literature in philosophy, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A few essays of moderate length.

PY355 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  PY201 2016 1 1 Y
  PY251 2016 1 2 Y
DISQUALIFIER  
  PY366 2017 2 1 Y

PY355 (Version 2025-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2025 - 2 1 18 18 18 2 0 Y Hours

2025 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2025 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2027 - 2 1 18 18 1 2 17 Y Hours

2027 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2028 - 2 1 18 18 0 0 18 Y Hours


PY355 (Version: 2019 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PY355 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND 2019 2 English and Philosophy 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course will jointly address major topics in the traditional philosophy of mind and questions created by recent developments in artificial intelligence: what is mind? What is the relationship of a mind to the physical world, including the brain? What is consciousness and self-consciousness? What are the definitions of mental states and processes, such as perception, desire, belief, emotion, reasoning, and action, and their relationship? Can computers be constructed to think or behave like human beings, or to have consciousness? Readings will come from classical sources, such as Descartes, as well as contemporary literature in philosophy, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A few essays of moderate length.

PY355 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  PY201 2016 1 1 Y
  PY251 2016 1 2 Y
DISQUALIFIER  
  PY366 2017 2 1 Y

PY355 (Version 2019-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2024 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2024 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours