PHIL 3444 – Mental Organs

By viewing the mind as a powerful digital computer, the interdisciplinary approach known as cognitive science is unlocking secrets about thought that have puzzled humans for millennia. This seminar will provide the vocabulary, background, and skills that are needed to appreciate this interdisciplinary area. Students will investigate the narrative structure of thought and language, analyze how humans can be said to have free will, and explore the nature and limits of morality. Prerequisite: CS 2444, PHIL 1024, 2514, 2554, or PSY 2404. Also listed as CS 3444. IV;V