24.500 Other Minds

As taught in: Spring 2003

Photograph of Zener cards, used to test for extra-sensory perception.

Zener cards, used to test for extra-sensory perception. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Alex Byrne

Course Description

This is a seminar on issues connected with the traditional "problem of other minds". In addition to reading some of the classic papers on other minds, we will look at recent work on related topics. There will be no lectures. Each week I will spend half an hour or so introducing the assigned reading, and the rest of the time will be devoted to discussion.