Welcome to Philosophy 111, “Mind & World”

This is the (alternative) preliminary home page for Prof. Ron McClamrock’s Philosophy 111, The Mind and the World, to be taught in the Spring semester of 2021.

Once the semester begins, the content for this course will be available primarily through Blackboard rather than on this web page.

This course is an all-online course for the Spring 2021 semester. Lectures are be posted as online videos and notes, and all exams are given via Blackboard. The course is asynchronous (i.e. pre-recorded lectures will be posted, and needn’t be watched at any one unique time), but it will not be self-paced. This means students will be required to keep up on an instructor-established schedule of lectures, online quizzes, and online exams.

A preliminary course syllabus is available HERE and in the links menu to the right on 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 online exams and quizzes.