Nov 22, 2018  
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 3020 - Consciousness

3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester.

Scientific and Philosophical Study of Consciousness will provide the opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of the nature of consciousness.  Students will examine consciousness from such theoretical perspectives as functionalism, eliminative materialism, cognitivism and biological naturalism.   The strengths and shortcomings of those perspectives will be critically evaluated as students study such topics as the mind-body problem, intentionality, perception and action, and freedom of the will. This understanding will help students to evaluate philosophical and psychological theories of mind, understand and question their own implicit assumptions about the nature of mind and behavior, and deepen their own understanding of human nature. PSY 3010  

Prerequisite(s): PSY 1100  or PHIL 1000  or PHIL 2600  

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