Philosophy of Mind: Conversable Minds

Subject associations
PHI 535 / CHV 535 / REL 537 / POL 508
Fall 2020
Sam Berstler
Philip N. Pettit
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The idea to be explored is that there are many distinctively human capacities that the ability to speak does not presuppose but that the practice of conversing does, mostly, catalyze. These capacities may include the capacity to make up our minds, to reason and follow rules, to make conscious perceptual judgments, to make mutual commitments, and to hold and be held responsible.