Search results - An Introduction to the Mind-Body Problem
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Berks RG14 7TD
|Dates||Sat 15 Jun 2013|
|Application status||Course cancelled|
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OverviewThe Philosophical Mind-Body problem is concerned with whether and how mental states could be physical states. In Descartesí day this seemed inconceivable. Descartes believed, and argued ver convincingly, for the idea that mental states and physical states differ in their essential properties and cannot therefore be identical. But we canít believe mental states arenít physical. It just seems obvious to us that the mind is the brain, and that mental states are physical states. Many think this is a question for science rather than philosophy. Is this true? In this day school we will discuss all these issues, and see why this questions remains a question for philosophy, despite the contributions that science can make.
PLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE FOR THIS COURSE IS NEWBURY COLLEGE, MONKS LANE, NEWBURY
Programme detailsPLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE FOR THIS COURSE IS NEWBURY COLLEGE, MONKS LANE, NEWBURY
SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2013
9.45am Setting up the problem
11.15am The idenity theory of mind: a supposed solution
1.45pm Complicating issues: non-reductive physicalism and its problems
3.15pm Question and answer session
3.45pm Course disperses
No lunch is provided, but there is a shop on site where you can buy food and refreshments or bring your own.
There is also a large car park on site where you may park all day for no charge.
Ms Marianne Talbot
Recommended readingDescartes, Rene., Meditations on First Philosophy
Heil, J., Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge 2004)
- Programme Fee
- Tuition only: £55.00
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Please enrol directly with Newbury College, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berks RG14 7TD; Tel: 01635 845555 / 01635 845000 for an application form or enrol online at www.newbury-college.ac.uk using this course code: 97770 - please type this code into the search our courses box or Email: email@example.com No lunch is provided, but there is a shop on site where you can buy food and refreshments or bring your own. There is also a large car park on site where you may park all day for no charge.
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