Welcome to PHI 416/516, “Philosophy of Mind”

This is the home page for Philosophy 416/516, Philosophy of Mind, last taught in the Fall semester of 2019 by Professor Ron McClamrock of the University at Albany Department of Philosophy.

A syllabus for this course is here.

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 rmcclamrock at albany dot edu.