Week 5: Consciousness

Notes from other classes:

Introduction to consciousness

Philosophical views on consciousness

Chalmers on consciousness

Discussion Questions for Week 6

  1. How did the rise of mechanical philosophy and science affect the understanding of mind?
  2. What do computational mechanisms add to psychological explanation?
  3. What conception of mechanism best characterizes psychological explanations?
  4. What are the alternatives to mechanistic explanations of mind?
  5. How are mechanisms organized hierarchically?
  6. What are the prospects for a mechanistic explanation of consciousness?


Life, Mind, and Disease

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

Paul Thagard

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