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PHIL 2039 - Philosophy of Mind

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: PHIL 2016 or PHIL 3016
Assessment: Two essays (2500 words each) 50% each

The human mind presents us with a number of mysteries: How does your mind make your body move? How can you represent things in your mind? Can we physically explain what it is like to feel pain? It is difficult to understand how minds fit into the physical world and interact with material things. It is hard to explain how minds are capable of representing the world in all its diversity. And it is a deep mystery how conscious experience, that most enigmatic feature of the mind, relates to our bodies and brains. Philosophy of Mind will consider all of these puzzles, and current attempts to solve them.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13835 WR02 79 10 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 25 May Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
14349 WR03 50 6 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 25 May Wednesday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19621 LEC0 129 16 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.