The final exam is scheduled for Dec. 21. Plan your travel accordingly.
Much of this exam will be based on lectures. Web notes will cover only a small part of lecture material.
The exam will be cumulative, in that the discussion of Churchland will build upon issues in Graham.
Essay topics are now available.
Exam 1 will be returned Nov. 3.
A car with intentionality?
1. A priori: Plato, Kant, Frege, Husserl, etc.
2. Naturalistic: Aristotle, Hume, Quine, Patricia Churchland
Explanation based on objects, relations, changes.
Simple examples: lever, bike.
Levels of explanation: social, psychological, neural, molecular, biochemical ...
Conceptual change is widespread. Meanings change.
Coevolution of scientific fields.
Reductionism does not eliminate the value of life: self-esteem can survive.
No positive description of the mind and its interactions with body.
No competition for brain-based explanations.
Overemphasizes the conscious mind.
Vs. correlation. Probability not enough.
Hume: constant conjunction.
In world or in mind? Kant.
Can causality be perceived?
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
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