Topics in Philosophy of Mind: Self-Knowledge

A photograph of 'Le paysan, Peasant',  by Paul Cezanne.

Le paysan (Peasant) by Paul Cezanne. (Image courtesy of the WebMuseum Web site.)

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MIT Course Number

24.500

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This is a seminar on "self-knowledge" -- knowledge of one's own mental states. In addition to reading some of the classic papers on self-knowledge, we will look at some very recent work on the topic. There will be no lectures. Each week I will spend half an hour or so introducing the assigned reading, and the rest of the time will be devoted to discussion.

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Byrne, Alex. 24.500 Topics in Philosophy of Mind: Self-Knowledge, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-500-topics-in-philosophy-of-mind-self-knowledge-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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