PHIL 3331
Philosophy of Mind

Syllabus
Reading Assignments

Topics for the Literature Review
Description of the Literature Review Assignment

The materials below are from previous offerings of the course. They will be somewhat different this time around, but you may still find them of interest.

Midterm Review
Midterm Questions

Paper Handout

notes on Kim, Philosophy of Mind

chapter 1
chapter 4
chapters 5-6
chapter 7
chapter 8
chapter 9
chapter 10

some notes on Perry, Knowledge, Possibility, and Consciousness

chapters 1-2
chapters 3-4

notes on Dennett, Sweet Dreams

chapters 1-4
chapters 5-6

notes on Susan Blackmore, Consciousness

chapter 1
chapters 4-6 (change blindness, attention)
chapter 9 (free will)
chapter 13 (evolution of consciousness)
chapters 16-18 (AI)
chapter 22 (altered states)

notes on John Searle, The Rediscovery of the Mind

chapter 1 
chapter 2 
chapter 3 
chapter 4 
chapter 5
chapter 7 
chapter 9

notes on John Searle, Mind: A Brief Introduction

chapter 1 (a dozen problems)
chapter 4 (consciousness 1)
chapter 5 (consciousness 2)
chapter 7 (mental causation)
chapter 8 (free will)
chapter 9 (the unconscious)
chapter 11 (the self)

is Searle a property dualist?

some notes on Andy Clark, Mindware

chapters 1-2
chapters 3-4
chapters 5-6


Starting Points for Research

Midterm Review
Midterm Questions

Paper Information
Possible Paper Topics

Final Exam Review
Final Exam Questions

also see these related handouts from my intro class:

behaviorism overview
identity theory overview

Other Internet Resources

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Last update: September 18, 2014. 
Curtis Brown | Philosophy of MindPhilosophy Department | Trinity University
cbrown@trinity.edu