Philosophical Perspectives on Minding Your Own Mind

HNR 210 - Philosophical Perspectives on Minding Your Own Mind

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2021
Class #: 43051
Section: M003
Credits: 1


Counts toward:
HNR Seminar (210,220,230)

Course Time(s):
Tu 05:00pm-07:50pm 2/2, 2/23, 3/9, 4/6, 4/27


Course Description:

This 1-credit course will meet five times during the semester, always on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:50 pm. The sessions will be on-line. Each student is expected to participate actively in all of each session. The sessions are scheduled for February 2nd and 23rd, March 9th, and April 6th and 27th. The final session will feature each student’s final presentation. Those who pursue philosophy – professionally, as an undergraduate major, or even as a minor – often struggle to explain to others what the discipline is, how it works, why it matters, and what it has to do with the concerns non-philosophers have. The ability to do that well, however, is empowering in many ways. We will learn to use a philosophical lens to examine several of the issues associated with understanding how creative minds work, and how that understanding enables us to know more about our own minds. In place of a final exam, each student will present a short work product reflective of that student’s interests: an op-ed, podcast, video, script, speech, etc. The focus will include developing effective content and presenting it compellingly in writing and orally. Students with questions about this adventure should email me at