ARLT Final Study Guide

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20:42 Hume doesn’t believe in immortality, believes there is no self, just a model of  the self, similar to Blackmore Not like there is a loss of something, because there is nothing to be loss  Given Hume’s view of the self, there’s no reason why the string of the self  shouldn’t keep going For some reason he thinks it won’t keep going, but he doesn’t give you a  reason
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20:42 Doesn’t deal with minds or brains Is an attempt to describe the mental in non-mental terms Similarity and causation are NOT mental terms Perception  Something can be similar, and that can be used to describe them without  using physical? Terms Causation is a term people have tried to use to get rid of the mental Philosophers trying to describe mental without using terms referring to  anything mental Features of qualia, content, and self awareness come up o You haven’t got these with similarity and causation Battle is to get the language to describe the mental that is not psychological
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20:42 Three aspects of mind that seem to be undispersable o Qualia Your experience o Intentional content What your experience is of Intentionality The aboutness or ofness of what you’re thinking o Self awareness The fact that your immediately know your experiences You immediately know what you’re thinking of Is proven practically impossible for materialists to explain You don’t have to open your head to know what you’re thinking Nagel, Smart, MiGinn?
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What, according to Searle, is wrong with the Philosophy of  Mind?  (Handout)  Explain and critique Searle’s view (See  my essay, ‘A Non-reductive and non-eliminative  Physicalism?’ in the Reader). 20:42 What, according to Searle, is wrong with the Philosophy of Mind?  Explain and  critique Searle’s view.
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Describe the ‘standard’ Near Death Experience as presented  by Moody and Long.  Which of its aspects seem most  difficult to explain without  assuming that the person  continues to exist and have experiences after clinical death?  (See class notes and Moody’s and Long’s books) 20:42 Describe the ‘standard’ Near Death Experience as presented by Moody and  Long.  Which of its aspects seem most difficult to explain without  assuming that  the person continues to exist and have experiences after clinical death? 
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How does Blackmore reach her conclusion that ‘paranormal  perception in NDE’s…probably never does happen.’  (Dying  to Live, pp. 134-135).  Evaluate her argument in this chapter.  20:42 How does Blackmore reach her conclusion that ‘paranormal perception in NDE’s…probably never does happen.’ Evaluate her argument in this chapter.
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course 2010 39550 taught by Professor Piterbarg during the Fall '10 term at USC.

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