Massachusetts Institute of Technology is currently offering online course on philosophy of mind. This 12-weeks course will emphasize on philosophy of mind, exploring consciousness, reality, AI, and more.
The overall objective of this course is to teach about the relationship between the mind and the body.
Course At A Glance
Length: 12 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours/week
Subject: Philosophy of Mind
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edX
Price: Free. Verified Certificate for $50
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on November 17, 2015
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About This Course
What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Can computers think? Do we perceive reality as it is? Can there be a science of consciousness?
This course explores these questions and others. It is a thorough, rigorous introduction to contemporary philosophy of mind.
According to many scientists and philosophers, explaining the nature of consciousness is the deepest intellectual challenge of all. If you find consciousness at all puzzling, this is a great place to start learning more.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. This is a most in-depth philosophy course available online.
After completing this course you will have knowledge of:
- The basics of argumentation
- Some central arguments for and against the view that a sufficiently powerful computer can think (AI)
- The main theories of mental states and their relations to physical states
- Some central arguments for and against the view that the world is not as we perceive it to be
- What the “hard problem of consciousness” is?.
– Alex Byrne
Alex Byrne is the Chair of the Philosophy Section in MIT's Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
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