PHLC86H3 Issues in the Philosophy of Mind

Advance Issues in the Philosophy of Mind. For example, an examination of arguments for and against the idea that machines can be conscious, can think, or can feel. Topics may include: Turing's test of machine intelligence, the argument based on Gödel's theorem that there is an unbridgeable gulf between human minds and machine capabilities, Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment.

Prerequisite: 

Any 4.5 credits and [an additional 1.5 credits in PHL courses, of which 0.5 credit must be from the Mind, Metaphysics and Epistemology area of focus see Table 1.0 for reference]

Breadth Requirements: 
History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies