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PHL2650 - Philosophy of Mind

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jakob Hohwy


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is concerned with some philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness, in particular with the question whether consciousness is irreducibly non-physical. We shall look at all of the major theories of the mind/body relationship, and we shall also examine the prospects for the creation of artificial intelligence and conscious computers.


Two essays (1750 words each): 80%
Examination (1 hour): 20%
One essay may optionally be replaced by a 2-hour examination.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


Students with first-year level units to the value of 24 points in any faculty by permission.