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Philosophy of Mind

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notes from 09/26/16
Introduction to Philosophy
Paula Smithka
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mind, philosophy, descartes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Ellzey on Friday September 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHI 151 at University of Southern Mississippi taught by Paula Smithka in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Philosophy in Philosophical / Religious / Ethical Perspectives at University of Southern Mississippi.

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Date Created: 09/30/16
Philosophy of Mind Overview:  Overview of the “terrain” we’ll cover  René Descartes (1596-1650) o Meditations of First Philosophy (1641) A. Descarts’ projects B.The quest for an axiom meditation 1 C.Descartes’ method D.Meditation 2: discovering dualism-the axiom found Functionalism  Foder: Substance (aka mind/body) dualism Materialism/physicalism  Descartes  Mind/brain identity o Mind ≠ brain/body Mental=brain states  JJC Smart  U.T. Place Backlash: to M/B ID  Thomas Nagel – what is it like to be a bat?  David Chalmers – Zombie Appearance vs reality  Dreaming o While you are in the dream it feels real and when you wake up you realize it was all a dream  Being consumed by Godzilla and then jumping up to realize you’re safe.  GOD o God wouldn’t deceive us so in meditation 1 he suggests that there is an evil genius 2


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