24.500 Topics in Philosophy of Mind: Self-Knowledge

As taught in: Spring 2005

A photograph of 'Le paysan, Peasant',  by Paul Cezanne.

Le paysan (Peasant) by Paul Cezanne. (Image courtesy of the WebMuseum Web site.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Alex Byrne

Course Features

Course Description

This is a seminar on "self-knowledge" -- knowledge of one's own mental states. In addition to reading some of the classic papers on self-knowledge, we will look at some very recent work on the topic. 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.