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PHIL 451 002 (Web-Oriented Course)

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 website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 04, 2021 to Apr 08, 2021)

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 15, 2021

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 05, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu11:0012:30
Instructor: THOMPSON, EVAN

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:7
Currently Registered:73
General Seats Remaining:7
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  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.
-  THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED ASYNCHRONOUSLY THROUGH CANVAS. This means that there are no scheduled class meetings. Instead, the content will consist of remotely delivered modules, each of which will include a reading assignment, video and audio files, and lecture slides. We will use the Discussions tool in Canvas for discussion and questions arising about the class content.

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