Just a reminder: If you’re doing the 3rd short paper, that’s due Fri 12/18 at 8am. The long grad papers are due Sunday 12/20 at 8am.

Exam #3 will be given (per the UA schedule) on Friday, December 11th at 10:30am. The review sheet is now up on the Exams page.

Please see the Online Activities page for information about course evaluation and feedback.

The videos on propositional attitudes are available here.

Remember, ToW #7 is due Wed 11/18 at 8am. As always, use the discussion board, found via the Online Activities page.

Topics for paper #2 (which is due Tuesday November 24th at 8:00am) are now available on the Paper Topics page.

The review sheet for Exam #2 (scheduled for Monday, November 9th) is now up on the Exams page.

I’ve started putting up some short video presentations on color vision here.

ToW #5 due Monday

Just a reminder that ToW #5 is due Monday 10/26 (tomorrow, from now) at 8am. Use the discussion board (found via the Online Activities page) to get to the board, as always.

Exam #2 scheduled

Exam #2 is now scheduled for Monday, November 9th. When there is a review sheet, it will be found on the Exams page.

Topics for paper #1 (which is due Tuesday October 13th at 8:00am) are now available on the Paper Topics page.

Exam #1 review sheet

The review sheet for Exam #1 (scheduled for Friday, October 2nd) is now up on the Exams page.

Exam #1 scheduled

Exam #1 is now scheduled for Friday, October 2nd. When there is a review sheet, it will be found on the Exams page.

This is the home page for Philosophy 416/516, Philosophy of Mind, being taught in the Fall semester of 2015 by Professor Ron McClamrock of the University at Albany Department of Philosophy.

A preliminary syllabus for this course is here. There will be some changes for the Fall 2015 version of the course.

Course Description

An examination of the modern version of the traditional mind-body problem and issues connected with it. Topics to be covered will include varieties of dualism and materialism, the problem of mental causation, reductionism and the mind-body problem, the relevance of various kinds of scientific theorizing about mind to the traditional mind-body problem, and some puzzles concerning qualia, embeddedness, and intentionality.

If you have questions, please contact me at ron at albany dot edu.