In this course we will examine the way in which the mind has been understood in philosophy and in psychology and cognitive science. Topics covered will include introspectionism, behaviorism, functionalism, psychoanalysis and neuroscience. We will critically assess these different perspectives, including the similarities and the differences between philosophical and psychological theories and mutual influences between the disciplines.
Instructor: Robyn Bluhm
Other Relevant Majors: Neuroscience, Psychology
Possible Texts: Owen Flanagan's The Science of the Mind, Andre Kukla and Joel Walmsley's Mind: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction to the Major Theories