PHV131 Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Marek Picha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marek Picha, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 A11
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 23 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic concepts, questions, problems, examples and history of philosophical interest about the nature of mental states.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- identify and summarize important features of the major milestones in the philosophy of the mind;
- identify and describe current problems in the domain;
- orient in the consequences of relevant philosophical conceptions;
  • 01. properties of mental states
  • 02. dualism
  • 03. behaviorism
  • 04. identity theory
  • 05. functionalism
  • 06. eliminativism
  • 07. Chinese Room and other thought experiments
  • 08. intentionality
  • 09. consciousness
  • 10. extended mind
    recommended literature
  • POLÁK, Michal. Filosofie mysli. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Triton, 2013. 259 s. ISBN 9788026103134. info
  • LOWE, E.J. An introduction to the philosophy of mind. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xiii, 318. ISBN 0521654289. info
    not specified
  • NOSEK, Jiří. Mysl a tělo v analytické filosofii : úvod do teorií psychofyzického problému. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1997. 202 s. ISBN 8070070919. info
  • MARVAN, Tomáš and Michal POLÁK. Vědomí a jeho teorie. 2. vydání. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2015. 159 stran. ISBN 9788074651380. info
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion, reading
consulting hours: Monday 10:00-11:00
Assessment methods
The course will be completed by an electronic test, which will examine the understanding of the subject matter. Students can earn up to 10% of the final score in lessons.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.

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