Philosophical Applications of Cognitive Science
PHIL-UA 93
Spring 2024

We will discuss the relevance of recent discoveries about the mind to philosophical questions about metaphysics and ethics. The questions include: What is causation? Is there a right way to carve up the world into categories? Why do we see the world as consisting of objects in places? Is there such a thing as objective right and wrong? Is there such a thing as free will?

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30 AM; GCASL, 238 Thompson St, Room 369

Syllabus

Readings will be found on the class NYU Brightspace site