Recent Philosophical Issues (PHIL*6940x4270) | College of Arts

Recent Philosophical Issues (PHIL*6940x4270)

Term: Winter 2016

Details

This course will cover two recent, complementary texts by one of today’s leading, and most original, philosophers, David Chalmers:

• The Character of Consciousness (OUP 2010).
• Constructing The World (OUP 2012)

These deal with Chalmers’ ground-breaking work on consciousness, mental content, a priori knowledge, and the structure of the world.

This course is cross-listed with PHIL*4270.

Syllabus

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