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 Fall semester of 2021.

This course will be taught in person for the Fall 2021 semester, MWF at 9:30am in LC-1. A preliminary course syllabus is available HERE and in the links menu to the right on this page. Once the semester begins, the online source for course-related information will primarily be the UAlbany Blackboard page rather than this web 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 inclass exams and quizzes.

If you have questions, you can contact me at rmcclamrock at albany dot edu.