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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by E. J. Green.

Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-155.

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

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Minds and Machines site or on the 24.09 Stellar site.

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