Matter and Mind: A Philosophical Understanding

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Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Get an introduction to the philosophical and scientific relationship between matter and mind.
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E-Learning
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Kursinhalt

Examine the interactions between matter and mind

The relationship between matter and mind has been the focus of natural philosophy and science since ancient times.

This course will look at past, present and future explorations of matter and mind and the philosophical implications.

With the help of current scientific understanding, you’ll examine the complex interactions between matter and mind.

You’ll learn about consciousness as an emergent phenomenon and the alien nature of machine intelligence.

You’ll explore the possibility of qualia as characteristically human but cognitively insignificant phenomena.

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about our current scientific and philosophical investigation of the relationship between matter and mind.

Kursziele
Discuss the current scientific results concerning the nature of matter-mind interactions and their philosophical implications,Discuss the near-future prospects of scientific explorations of the nature of matter-mind interactions and their philosophical implications,Learn historical survey of the competing views on the nature of mind and their philosophical implications,Learn the recent scientific consensus on the nature of matter and its philosophical implications
Anforderungen
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about our current scientific and philosophical investigation of the relationship between matter and mind.
Kurssprache
Englisch