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PHIL1005 2021_22 Reading List

The Mind, 2021/22, Semester 2
Lea Salje
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core readings PHIL1005 2021/22

Further readings and links can all be found in the module handbook on Minerva.

Week 1/14: The Mind-Body Problem

Nagel, Thomas 1987, What Does it all Mean?: A very short introduction to philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press  (Chapter 4 only)

Week 2/15: Behaviourism

Braddon-Mitchell, David and Frank Jackson 1996, The Philosophy of Mind and Cognition: an introduction, Oxford: Blackwell  (pp.29-38 only) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Week 3/16: Identity Theory

Putnam, Hilary 1963, 'Brains and Behavior', in Ronald J. Butler (ed.), Analytical Philosophy: Second Series, Oxford: Blackwell   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Week 4/17: The Mary Argument

Schulman, Ari 2017, ‘What is it like to know’ in The New Atlantis  (first two sections only)

Week 5/18: The Zombie Argument

McGeer, Victoria 2003, 'The Trouble with Mary', Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (4)  

Week 6/19: Functionalism

Levin, Janet, "Functionalism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>.  (Sections 1 and 5 only)

Week 7/20: Objections to Functionalism

Putnam, Hilary 1975/2010 'The Nature of Mental States' in Mind, Language and Reality: philosophical papersVol. 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press  

Week 8/21: Eliminativism about Mental States

Churchland, Pat, 'Pat Churchland on Eliminative Materialism', Philosophy Bites podcast  

Week 9/22: Consciousness I: the hard problem

Hannan, Barbara 2003, 'Don't Stop Believing: the case against eliminative materialism', Mind & Language8(2)  

Week 10/23: Consciousness II: panpsychism

Hassel Mørch, Hedda 2017, 'Is matter conscious?' in Nautilus Magazine  

Week 11/24: Consciousness III: eliminativism about consciousness

Chalmers, David 2013, 'Panpsychism and protopanpsychism', Amherst Lecture in Philosophy, 8  (sections 1-3 only) Available Online Here


This list was last updated on 07/01/2022