Midterm 2 Review COGS11 – Spring 2010 Material: Weeks 3, 4 and 5 In class: Thursday, May 13, 2010 The best way to study for an essay exam is to write practice essays. After you have reviewed the class material – sit down and write each of these essays over the next few days. Don’t forget to get enough sleep! ‐ 56) Discuss metaphysics and the mind ‐ body problem. For this essay you will want to define how metaphysics came about and why the mind ‐ body problem would be one that philosophers are interested in pursuing. You will also want to discuss the differences between the “pure metaphysicists” and the “pragmatists” in how they would approach the mind ‐ body problem. Discuss the dependencies between the brain and the mind. In particular use the cases discussed in class and in the readings to support your answer. For this essay you will want to go over the relationship between the physical structures that mediate
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Elizabeth Loftus, Penfield, Ledoux, Martha Curtis, mind‐body problem