Faculty of Arts

PHIL 746

Philosophy of Mind 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for PHIL 746.


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


Coordinator(s) Professor John Bishop


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


PHIL 746: 15.0 points

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