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Consciousness, the Mind-Body Problem, and the Self

PHI 305

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The course surveys philosophical issues in the study of consciousness and the nature of the self. Questions include: What is consciousness? How can a material thing be conscious? Does the fact that we are conscious suggest that everything is conscious? Does consciousness need a subject, and if so, what sort of being might it be? What would it take for a machine to exhibit consciousness, and how should the possibility of artificial consciousness inform AI research and the implementation of AI systems in the near future.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 33
  • Capacity: 30
  • Class Number: 22522
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-04:20 PM