PHIL 234 – Mind, Body and World

Do experiments in neuroscience show that we lack free will? Is it possible for intentions to cause actions? Where do minds begin and end – do they stop in the head, at the skin, or beyond? How can a few pounds of soggy grey matter give rise to the sensational world of our conscious experience? How do we understand others in everyday life? We will explore and evaluate possible answers to these questions to better understand the most important and distinctive features of minds.

 


 

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Mind, Body and World is taught by Dr. Michael Kirchhoff, who is an expert inPhilosophy of Mind, Cognition and Phenomenology. Dr. Kirchhoff’s work has appeared in journals such as The Australasian Journal of PhilosophyPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.