Class: PHL100 Problems of Philosophy
Classroom: Mahar 122
Class time: MWF 9:10 am - 10:05 am
Class final: TBA
Professor: Craig DeLancey
Office Hours: MF 1:45 -- 3:00 p.m. and by appointment
Question 3: Is the mind a kind of brain activity?
Homework and a reading.
Homework: you must bring the paper you are reviewing
with your review sheet to class, stapled together. You have
to get this in! No delays, please! So neglect your other
Read Meditation 6 before class.
Homework! Hand in (1) your first draft of your paper,
(2) the sheet of advice you received, and (3) a new revised
version of your paper (revised both based on the advice you
received and also based on you having time to re-read your
Here's a linke to an APA style citation guide that may prove
Reading: Read the selection from the correspondence
between Princess of Bohemia and Descartes, May 1643 and
following. I have downloaded for you the letters I would like
you to read; they are available as a PDF if you click
We'll review a materialist argument, and also a contemporary
dualist argument: read Frank Jackson's epiphenomenal qualia.
More on mind!
Midterm on epistemology, arguments for the existence of god, and
positions on mind. You will be permitted to bring your copy of
The Meditations, assuming you've not written class
notes in it! (If you have, I can lend you a clean copy -- but
you have to let me know.)
Question 4: What is a person?
Question 5: Are you free?
Question 6: Does the universe, or do at least you, have a purpose?