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Philosophy of Cognitive Science

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
4 year, 1 module

Instructor

Программа дисциплины

Аннотация

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field that draws from anthropology, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology to explain how the mind works. This course seeks to provide students with an overview of the field, with a focus on those issues that are of particular relevance to philosophy. To do this, we’ll look some of the most important philosophical debates that have taken place within cognitive science over the past fifty years. Some of these debates are “settled” (or, at least, people have moved on), while others are not. Topics include (but are not limited to): intentionality; weak and strong AI; consciousness; reductionism; conditional semantics; evolution and cognition; animal cognition; and innateness. There are no prerequisite for the course.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • The goal of this course is to provide students with a general understanding of some important philosophical issues within cognitive science and to allow students to appreciate how results from cognitive science can inform traditional philosophical debates about the mind.
Результаты освоения дисциплины

Результаты освоения дисциплины

  • Learn about the relationship between the mind, meaning, and external content
  • Learn to what extent our minds are shaped by natural selection
  • Learn about the concept and limits of non-human cognition
  • Learn about consciousness and issues involving innateness and reduction
  • Learn about how work that attempts to understand how the brain creates subjective experience
  • Students will learn about the idea of innateness and whether there are any innate traits
  • Learn about how counterfactuals are analyzed and some unresolved problems with how to analyze them
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Consciousness
    How does the brain create subjective experience?
  • Innateness
    What knowledge structures are innate?
  • History of Cognitive Science
    History of Cognitive Science
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Animal Minds
  • Conditional Semantics
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

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Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (1 модуль)
    0.7 * Exam + 0.2 * participation + 0.1 * Quiz
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • Cosmides, L., Guzman, R. A., & Tooby, J. (2019). The Evolution of Moral Cognition. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edssch&AN=edssch.oai%3aescholarship.org%2fark%3a%2f13030%2fqt0sh5f06z
  • Lewis, D. K. (2001). Counterfactuals (Vol. [Rev. ed.]). Malden, Mass: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=591215
  • Russell, G., & Fara, D. G. (2011). Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=479847
  • Spelke, E. S., & Kinzler, K. D. (2007). Core knowledge. Developmental Science, 10(1), 89–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2007.00569.x