Course Descriptions

730:675 Adv. Topics in Philosophy of Mind

  • Semester: Fall 2022
  • Instructor: Egan, Frances | McLaughlin, Brian
  • Description:

    Intentionality is the capacity of mental states to be about, or represent, objects, properties, and states of affairs. In the seminar we will consider such issues as:

    • Can intentionality be naturalized? (We will look at work by Dretske, Millikan, Fodor, and others)
    • Is intentionality grounded in phenomemology?
    • The nature of singular thought
    • Does perception accurately represent the world?
    • The role of representation in cognitive science
  • Credits: 3
  • Syllabus Disclaimer: The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (e.g. Canvas) on the first day of class.