24.09 Minds and Machines

Class Info

Introduction to philosophy of mind. Can computers think? Is the mind an immaterial thing? Alternatively, is the mind the brain? How can creatures like ourselves think thoughts that are about things? Can I know whether your experiences are the same as mine when we both look at raspberries, fire trucks, and stoplights? Can consciousness be given a scientific explanation?

This class has no prerequisites.

24.09 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

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