PHIL 464 A: Philosophical Issues In The Cognitive Sciences

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
Location: 
SAV 137
SLN: 
19079
Instructor:
Carole Lee
Carole Lee

Additional Details:

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of cognition by psychologists, computer scientists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. In this course, we will engage with foundational debates about whether the process of thinking can be understood as a form of computation and, if so, how. We will evaluate these questions in the context of historical and contemporary work drawn from psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

TEXT:  Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence, John Haugeland, ed.

Catalog Description: 
Philosophical problems connected with research in psychology, artificial intelligence, and other cognitive sciences. Topics vary. Readings from both philosophical and scientific literature. Accessible to nonphilosophers with suitable interests and backgrounds.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Natural World (NW)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:13pm