Week 6: Mental Mechanisms

Sketch of a Neurocomputational Explanation of Emotional Consciousness:

Powerpoint presentation

Discussion Questions for Week 7

  1. How does psychopathy threaten ethical rationalism?
  2. Does the mechanistic theory of mind imply that free will is an illusion?
  3. Why do psychopaths make immoral judgments?
  4. How are emotions involved in moral judgments?
  5. Are psychopaths rational?
  6. Do psychopaths deserve to be punished?


Life, Mind, and Disease

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

Paul Thagard

This page updated Oct. 18, 2004