PHIL 320

Philosophy of Mind


There are many philosophical problems concerning mental lives (in particular, human mental lives), how they are constituted, and what makes them possible – problems which have generated a vast literature and diverse important philosophical theories. Theories introduced and critically examined will include dualisms, but will mainly comprise forms of physicalism such as philosophical behaviourism, the identity theory and especially functionalist theories.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PHIL 320.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023




Course work only


PHIL 320: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Philosophy or 30 points from PHIL 260, SCIGEN 201


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