Welcome to Philosophy 111, “Mind & World”

This is the alternative/backup home page for Prof. Ron McClamrock’s Philosophy 111, The Mind and the World, currently being taught in the Fall semester of 2023.

This course is being taught in person for the Fall 2023 semester, MWF at 9:30am in LC-21. A preliminary course syllabus is available HERE. The main source for course-related information is the UAlbany Brightspace 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 in-class exams and quizzes.

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