Philosophy of Mind
- James Pryor 7/21/02
I will assume that you have prior experience writing philosophical papers, reading philosophical texts critically, analyzing and criticizing philosophical arguments, and so on. If you've already taken another course or two from members of the philosophy department (this includes some MR courses), that should be adequate preparation. If you've just "read and thought a lot" about the issues this course covers, that tends not to be adequate preparation. It won't have given you practice and feedback on writing philosophical papers; and it won't have given you experience analyzing arguments in the way we'll be doing in this class.
Familiarity with formal logic (such as you'd get by taking QR 22) will be very useful in this course, though it is not a prerequisite.
If you are unsure whether you're prepared to take this course, come speak to Prof. Pryor.
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