Online Course: Philosophy of Mind - Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines
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Questions about the nature of the mind are among the most hotly debated in philosophy today. Today, we are beginning to see the true complexity of this pursuit, as philosophers draw on the latest evid
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Online Course: Philosophy of Mind - Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

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24 lectures  |  31 minutes per lecture
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Video Download; Audio Download; DVD, CD

Nothing in the universe is more mysterious than the inner workings of the human mind. The attempt to understand consciousness is the ultimate imperative in philosophical thought and stems from the ancient Greek aphorism, “know thyself.” A simple statement, it nevertheless has vast ramifications for how we understand not only ourselves, but also the people around us.

  • Do other people have a mind like yours and, if so, how do you know?
  • Is your mind something distinct from your body, or do ordinary physiological processes produce minds?
  • Can a machine have a mind?
  • What is consciousness?
  • Do you have free will?
  • Is everything you are now experiencing actually happening, or is that an elaborate illusion created by the mind?

 

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