24.500 Topics in Philosophy of Mind: Self-Knowledge

Spring 2005

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

Course Highlights

This course includes an extensive reading list.

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.
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Prof. Alex Byrne

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session