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Philosophy of Mind


This course analyses and evaluates some of the main views about

(a) the way the mind presents and represents temporal properties and relations,

(b) the temporal properties of mental acts, states, powers and psychological phenomena, and

(c) the relation between (a) and (b).


A variety of retentionalist, extensionalist and empiricist views of (a), contemporary and historical, will be discussed. Among the temporal categories employed to describe mental and psychological phenomena are: punctual event, process, state, change, flow, stream. Different philosophies of these categories will be discussed. The third project is to consider the relations between the way time is presented and the temporal profiles of mental and psychological phenomena.


Mulligan K.

Course director