Aristotle and Neuroscience


Explores the relevance of Aristotle's thought, especially his treatise 'On the Soul,' to understanding the research projects and foundations of cognitive psychology and neuroscience and the relationship between them. Brings Aristotle into dialogue with modern scholarship. Topics include: the use of hylomorphism and functionalism; the nature of perception, representation (including knowledge and belief), memory, emotion, and pain; desire, intentionality, and the relationship of perception to action; consciousness; folk psychology, inference, and explanatory reduction; the self; and moral psychology. Prior knowledge of Aristotelian philosophy or neuroscience is not required.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 274S
Typically Offered