Faculty of Arts


PHIL 746

Philosophy of Mind 2


Description

This course will be concerned with the philosophy of action and will focus on (1) the analysis of motivated irrationality – as found, for example, in weakness of will (akrasia) and in self-deception, and (2) a contemporary defence of a compatibilist position on the "free will' problem and its connection with a causal theory of action, according to which behaviour counts as intentional action in so far as it is caused by suitably "rationalising" mental states.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor John Bishop

Reading/Texts

There is no prescribed text: readings will be recommended by the Course Director

Points

PHIL 746: 15.0 points


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