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INTRO. TO
PHILOSOPHY
SYLLABUS






PART TWO



Week 6: The Mind- Body Problem (Oct. 5)

  • Bertrand Russell, "The Argument from Analogy for Other Minds"
  • Gilbert Ryle, "Descartes's Myth"
  • David M. Armstrong, "The Nature of Mind"
  • David Lewis, "Mad Pain and Martian Pain"
  • Daniel Dennett, "Intentional Systems"
  • Paul M. Churchland, "Eliminative Materialsim"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, pp. 314-353


    Class will not meet on Tuesday, October 2nd, of this week.


    Week 7: Minds, Bodies and Machines (Oct. 8 )

  • Hilary Putnam, "Turing Machines"
  • A.M. Turing, "Computing Macinery and Intelligence"
  • John K. Searle, "Minds, Brains, and Programs"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, pp. 354-381


    Class will meet on Monday of this week.


    Consciousness (Oct. 12)

  • Thomas Nagel, "What Is It Like To Be A Bat?"
  • Frank Jackson, "What Mary Didn't Know"
  • David Lewis, "Knowing What It's Like"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, pp. 382-395


    First papers are due on Friday, October, the 12th, in class.


    Week 8: Personal Identity (Oct. 16)

  • John Perry, "A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, pp. 396-416


    Freedom, Determinism, and Responsibility (Oct. 19)

  • C. A. Campbell, "Has the Self 'Free Will'?"
  • David Hume, "Of Liberty and Necessity"
  • Richard Taylor, "Freedom and Determinism"
  • Harry G. Frankfurt, "Freedom of the Will and the Concept of the Person"
  • Peter Strawson, "Freedom and Resentment"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, pp. 417-473


    Paper topics for the second paper will be handed
    out on Friday, October 19th. Papers are due
    on Tuesday, October 30th, in class
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