Minds, Bodies and Machines
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject is concerned with the nature of consciousness, the relationship between mind and body, perception, deliberation and choice. Questions considered include: Is the mind to be identified with the brain? Is it possible to explain thought and consciousness in physical terms? Can machines think, or be the subjects of conscious experiences? How can we know what the conscious experiences of other sentient beings are like?
Learning Objectives1. An awareness of the problems that Mind poses for science and philosophy.
2. A familiarity with past and present approaches to the problem of Mind, including computational approaches.
3. Increased facility in dealing with highly abstract concepts.
4. Increased skill with techniques of conceptual and argument analysis.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.