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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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PHIL 4480 - Metaphysics and Consciousness

Daydreams about some tropical paradise … The smell of freshly baked bread … The flash of anger when someone cuts you off …Your seeing of an albino squirrel on the campus green … We take all of these to involve activities or states of consciousness. But what is this consciousness with which we claim to be so intimately familiar? What are its metaphysical implications and can we reconcile those implications with our current, scientific understanding of the world? This is a communication-intensive course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: one course in philosophy.

When Offered: Spring term, alternate years.

Credit Hours: 4

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