Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 445: Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 445: Philosophy of Mind

The General Catalog Description

Prepares students for advanced work on philosophical issues concerning the problem of consciousness and the nature of mental functions.


PHIL 445: Philosophy of Mind

James Murphy

This course will start with a general introduction to contemporary philosophy of mind, using Heil’s introductory textbook and his anthology as a back-up resource.  We will cover a wide variety of issues.  The second half of the course will tackle the issues addressed by Sterelny’s book, focusing primarily on the place or function of mind in nature.  We may also address the embodiment of mind and cognition.