Course outcome

  • After completing this course students will understand the concepts of consciousness, what is it like aspect, the unity of consciousness, consciousness and its place in nature.
  • Students will understand the scientific study of consciousness, naturalistic turn, ontological and epistemological naturalism, first and third-person theories of consciousness. the phenomenal and the psychological concepts, materialism, and qualia, thought experiments.
  • Students will understand  higher-order theories, quantum enigma: physics encounters consciousness, space-time according to einstein, the EPR effect and bell's theorem, unified field theory and consciousness, the theory of evolution, and evolution of consciousness.
  • Analyse the  hard problem of consciousness, locating the explanatory gap, a critique of naturalism