Phil/Psych 447

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Seminar in Cognitive Science

Week 5. Emotions and Consciousness

Views of the self:

Dualism: the self is the soul.

Hume: the self is just a bundle of perceptions.

Neural naturalism: brain states, activities, and interpersonal relations.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the self? Is it real?
  2. What are emotions?
  3. How does the brain value what happens?
  4. Can one have non-emotional wisdom?
  5. What does the EMOCON model leave out?
  6. Does EMOCON actually explain conscious experience?
  7. How does perceptual consciousness differ from emotional experience?
  8. When is it rational to be emotional?

Phil/Psych 447

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

Paul Thagard

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