Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024


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PHIL 231 001 (CRN: 23003)


Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Morgan, Alexander
Meeting: 2:00PM - 3:15PM MW (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 17
Enrollment data as of: 23-APR-2024 11:14PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM F
Description: This course will examine various philosophical questions raised by the science of animal cognition: What is it to have a mind? How can we learn about animal minds? Are animals conscious? Do they have beliefs or concepts? What does this tell us about the nature and value of animal minds? Previously offered as PHIL 359 and is mutually exclusive. Credit cannot be earned for both PHIL 231 and PHIL 359. Distribution 1 credit effective Fall 2022. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for PHIL 231 if student has credit for PHIL 359.