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PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY (4 cr.)
This course is an examination of attempts to explain our psychological states and capacities: cognition, sensation, perception, emotion and memory. Philosophical theories of psychology such as mentalism, behaviorism and functionalism are discussed, as well as the philosophical significance of recent work in psychology and computer science: computer simulation of cognitive processes, artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. Offered annually. Same as PHIL 2800. Prerequisites: Open to students with no prior work in philosophy, but such students should consult with the instructor or department chair before registering.