07-ASummaryOfCognitiveScience - Introduction to Cognitive...

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    Introduction to Cognitive Science PSYCH 1102/COGST 1101/LING 1170/ PHIL 1910/CS 1710
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    A Summary Of Cognitive Science Philosophy                               Psychology                Neuroscience Linguistics Science Mind?
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    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
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    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
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    Philosophy Materialism: Why we don’t 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 Behaviorism, Identity theory & Functionalism
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