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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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IHSS 1140 - Minds and Machines

This course is an introduction to the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Students meet in small sections to have class discussions and debates about questions like: What are minds? Are minds physical or non-physical? Do we have free will? Does our reliance on technology turn us into cyborgs? How close are we to building an intelligent robot or machine? Do we want to? Students will learn how make a philosophical argument, and how to express them in writing or through an oral presentation. This course is communication intensive.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Cross Listed: Cross listed with PHIL 1120; students cannot obtain credit for both courses.

Credit Hours: 4

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