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PHIL 330: Philosophy and Neuroscience

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F1

This course covers topics at the intersection between philosophy and neuroscience. First, we discuss foundational issues in the philosophy of neuroscience: the goals, methods and theoretical commitments of neuroscience as a scientific discipline. Second, we discuss several themes in ‘neurophilosophy,’ where neuroscience is used to study traditional philosophical issues. Third, we discuss contemporary issues in the field of applied neuroethics, in which scholars respond to ethical concerns arising from basic and clinical neuroscientific practice.   

Prerequisites: none.