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PHIL 451 002 (Lecture)
Philosophy of Mind
The nature of the mental and physical; the relation between minds and bodies; the character of psychological explanation.
This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail
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Location: VancouverTerm 2
(Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)
Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates
Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 17, 2020
|Last day to withdraw without a W standing : ||January 17, 2020|
|Last day to withdraw with a W standing |
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
|February 14, 2020|
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We will examine philosophical issues arising from cognitive science research on consciousness and the self. What is consciousness and how is it related to the brain, body, and physical world? Can consciousness be explained in physical terms? Can there be a scientific understanding of consciousness or will consciousness remain forever mysterious? Is there a self or is the self an illusion? Guided by these questions, we will examine consciousness and the sense of self across waking perception, dreaming, and deep sleep, as well as altered states such as lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences, and near-death experiences. We will also examine meditative states of consciousness and what meditative methods of training attention and awareness can tell us about consciousness and the self.
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