Welcome to “The Mind & the World”

This the home page for Prof. Ron McClamrock’s Philosophy 111, The Mind and the World, to be taught in the Fall semester of 2019.

A preliminary course syllabus is available from the link in the right column of this page.

Here’s a brief course description:

A survey and critical examination of topics in contemporary philosophy, focusing largely on the relationship between the human mind and the natural world. Topics will include skepticism about knowledge of the external world, the relationship between the mind and the brain, the possibility of the mind causing free actions, and the existence or non-existence of God. Grade will be based on a combination of in-class exams (80%) and in-class quizzes and polls (20%, using the iClicker).

Note: You’ll need an iClicker (which you can get from the bookstore), and it will need to be registered. Here are some instructions on Registering your iClicker at iClicker.com.