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PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND

CODE 104251
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8455 FILOSOFIA (L-5) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/05
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course will introduce the main topics in philosophy of mind, both from a metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Classic issues, such as the mind-body problem, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, will be studied.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course will introduce the main issues in philosophy of mind, both from a strictly metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Students will learn to analyze "classic" topics, such as the mind-body problem, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, through the critical discussion of the main theories on the nature of mind. Students will have to develop a critical thought on philosophical matters involving the mind, and the ability to build rigorous, clear arguments using a specific philosophical vocabulary.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course will introduce the current main themes in philosophy of mind both from a metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Students will learn to analyze "classic" problems, such as the mind-body relation, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, through the critical discussion of the major positions on the nature of mind, as well as a direct reference to major philosophical texts and to the most innovative contemporary perspectives. Students will have to develop a critical thought on philosophical matters involving the mind, and to learn to build rigorous, clear arguments using a specific philosophical vocabulary.

    PREREQUISITES

    None

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    One book amongst the followings:

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    1) One book among the followings:

    Kim, J. (2010), Philosophy of Mind, Westview Press.

    Di Francesco, M., Marraffa, M., Tomasetta, A. (2018), Filosofia della mente, Carocci.

     

    2) Teaching materials on Aulaweb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARCELLO FRIXIONE (President)

    MARIA CRISTINA AMORETTI

    DAVIDE SERPICO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Oral exam. Attending students can write and present a report in class that will be graded and taken into account for the overall mark. Details will be given during classes.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    02/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    29/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale