Introduction to Philosophy: Mind-Body Problem


Here are my reading guides for some of the readings.


  1. Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (I have written explanatory footnotes for the meditations. They can be found here.)
  2. Princess Elizabeth, Letter to Descartes
  3. Gilbert Ryle, Descartes' Myth
  4. David Armstrong, The Nature of Mind
  5. Hilary Putnam, Brains and Behavior
  6. U.T. Place, Is Consciousness a Brain Process?
  7. Frank Jackson, Epiphenomenal Qualia

These are only some of the readings for this course. For the full list of readings, see the syllabus above.

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