The Southern Journal of Philosophy (1987) Supplement
THE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND:
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Connectionism has recently attracted much interest in cognitive
science because it seems to promise a n al
HOW WORDS DO THINGS WITH US
Otto, and we must take that as a datum demanding an explanation. To the other side we put the theoretical claims (are they the
conclusions of tacit arguments?) that Otto makes about what this shows
about what is going on in
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of the Spheres
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The symbol system hypothesis
We have seen that there is nothing conceptually wrong with the claim that
future artefacts may be capable of thinking. If a computer can be endowed
with behaviour-producing inner processes as massively adaptable as ours then
L anguage comes so naturally to us that it is easy to forget what a strange
and miraculous gift it is. All over the world members of our species fash-
ion their breath into hisses and hums and squeaks and pops and listen to oth-
What Is Mind Design?
MIND DESIGN is the endeavor to understand mind (thinking, intellect) in terms of its design (how it is
built, how it works). It amounts, therefore, to a kind of cognitive psychology. But it is oriented mor
Study of arguments
Premises used to support conclusion
Validity: if P true, C is true
o Doesnt matter if premises are true or false in real life
If Winipeg is cold, Winipeg is cold
o Valid bc if you know its cold, it cant be not c
The Mind-Body Problem
Could calculating machines ha ve pains, Martians have expectations
and disembodied spirits have thoughts? The modern functionalist
approach to psychology raises the logical possibility that they could
odern philosophy of science has
The MIT Press
London, England Introduction
Let the Problem of the Mind
Dissolve in Your Mind
This is an exercise in fictional science, or science ction, if
Phi 38 Vocabulary
Tuesday Jan 14:
1. Pigeonhole: to put aside and ignore
2. Myopic: lack of discernment (coming to realize) or long-range perspective in thinking or
3. Virologist: the study of viruses and viral diseases
4. Elusive: difficu
PHI 24 AO2
May 17, 2017
A terrorist has come to San Francisco with aerolisors of smallpox virus. The police have
captured his confederate. The confederate refuses to answer any questions and time is sho
Professor Cody Gilmore
PHI 001: DO8
17 February 2017
In 1971, the Supreme Court used a complex legal reasoning to create a privacy right for a
woman to legally be able to have an abortion for a normal fetus in
Professor Cody Gilmore
PHI 001: DO8
17 March 2017
A Chromatic Discovery
A controversial opinion today is whether psychology can be fully explained by
neuroscience. Frank Jacksons thought-exercise, Marys room, discusses whethe
PHI 101: Metaphysics: Midterm
Instructions: For each of the following, choose the one best answer.
1. Which pattern does the argument in the box fit?
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Philosophy 101: Metaphysics
Drubby is a dog.
Drubby is lovable.
Drubby is a Shih Tzu.
Kayo is a cat.
Kayo is irritating.
All cats are obnoxious.
Some cats are revolting.
25. Kayo is irritating only if Kayo is a cat.
Drubby is a
HW2 PHI 101: Metaphysics
Due Thursday, April 20
Some important concepts:
An argument is a set of statements one of which, the conclusion, is meant to be supported by the
others, the premises.
An argument is valid if and only if:
o the conclusion follows
PHI 101: Metaphysics
UC Davis, Spring 2017
Homework #2, due in lecture on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Submit your answers on a UCD 2000
scantron form. Please be sure to bubble in your student ID number. This time you will be graded
on the correctness of your