In this intensive summer offering, Mind and Language: Philosophical Perspectives, you will be immersed in debates about what we mean when we talk about the mind and consciousness, and the possibility of making informed judgements about the capacity of other critters (or machines!) to think or feel. You’ll also think about the connection between mind and language — not just how we use language to express our thoughts, but how language connects us to a world and others that in turn shapes what we think and what we do when we speak. This takes us to consider the political implications of what we say and think—how the discourse we engage in shapes the political terrain in which we operate, for better or worse! For more information, contact the course coordinator Professor Deborah Brown

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