HS 420 : Philosophy Of Mind

Introduction: Mind and Science , Mind and Metaphysics - Mind and Psychology. 

Cartesianism: Substance - Attributes - Modes , Parallelism - Idealism , Epiphenomenalism. Cognitivism: Behaviourism - Mind,Body Identity Theory - Functionalism - Supervenience Theory.

ontemporary Issues: Neuro-computational Theory of Mind - Mental Representation , Intentionality - Mental Causation , Qualia , Subjectivity. Mental States: Propositional Attitudes - Thought and Language. Human Rationality and Artificial Intelligence: Strong AI Vs Weak AI. Self: Freedom of Will , Self-knowledge and Self-Identity


Lowe, E. J. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000.

Heil, J. Philosophy of Mind: A contemporary Introduction, Routledge, London, 1998.

Dennett, D. C. Kinds of Minds: The Origin of Consciousness, Phoenix, London, 2001.

Searle, J. R. The Rediscovery of the Mind, The MIT Press, Massachusetts, 1992.

Searle, J. R.  Minds, Brains and Science, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1984.   

Churchland, P. M. A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science, The MIT Press, Massachusetts, 1989.