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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHIL 50.20 The Social Mind

This course addresses the question of how we understand other people’s behaviour.  It examines contemporary philosophical theories concerning how we think about another’s thoughts, and related questions such as whether this ability is unique humans, universal across cultures, and how it may develop.    The course is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on sources from developmental psychology, neuroscience and anthropology, to support philosophical arguments.  However, no prior knowledge of these fields is required to take the course.


Two Philosophy courses, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.