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as of 7/2/2022

MIND AND LANGUAGE: PHILOSOPHICAL PARADOXES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectPhilosophy
Number & Suffix: 150
Full UC Title: MIND AND LANGUAGE: PHILOSOPHICAL PARADOXES 
Transcript Title: MIND&LANG: PARADOX 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Students who complete a term paper on a pre-approved topic are awarded one extra unit for the course. Maximum units for this course are six. The course focuses on central topics and arguments in the field of philosophy of mind and language in the tradition of analytic philosophy. The main aim of the course is to engage with selected themes and texts that have played a central role in contemporary discussions. Topics include the nature of linguistic and mental content; the nature of thought and its relation to linguistic understanding; what is reference and meaning and what are their relations to intentionality and concepts; the relation between our inferential and representational abilities and the nature of our rationality; the nature and knowledge of our mental states; and the relation between the physical and mental domains. Students acquire an understanding of some of the central topics in the area of philosophy of mind and language, and explain and engage competently both orally and in writing with these questions. The topic for the 2018-2019 academic year is philosophical paradoxes. The course introduces some of the paradoxes that are prominent in the philosophical tradition. Students discuss questions including can these paradoxes be solved, and are our difficulties with these puzzles related to the workings of our mind. The course includes standard classroom lectures, quizzes on the learning system, as well as experiments with peer instruction teaching methods. Assessment in the course is based on a final paper and discussion of course materials during the final oral exam. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MIND AND LANGUAGE (1): PHILOSOPHICAL PARADOXES 
Partner University Department: Filosofia 
Partner University Course Number: 78012