07-ASummaryOfCognitiveScience - 1 Introduction to Cognitive...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Introduction to Cognitive Science PSYCH 1102/COGST 1101/LING 1170/ PHIL 1910/CS 1710 A Summary Of Cognitive Science Philosophy Psychology Neuroscience Linguistics Computer Science Mind? Introduction What is Cognitive Science? Or: Why is this course cross-listed five times? The Big Questions Some unanswered questions to consider throughout the course Some Smaller Questions Possible topics for the 2 nd half of the course Philosophy Dualism: Why we need the mind What is the mind? And what purpose does it serve? Dualism defined Descartes, plus some even older dead philosophers The mind-body problem The big problem for dualism Three solutions? Interactionism, parallelism & epiphenomenalism Some other problems? Things for Dualists to consider Philosophy Materialism: Why we dont need the mind Monism defined Do we need two types of stuff? Idealism Since we must consider all options Materialism But not the crass consumerism version Three approaches...
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2009 for the course COGSCI 1101 taught by Professor Breton during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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