Phil/Psych 447

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Seminar in Cognitive Science

Week 8. Human needs.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Are there any good reasons not to go for minimal goals (slacker serenity)?
  2. What are human vital needs? Do they hold across cultures, genders, and social classes?
  3. Do people deeply need competence, autonomy, and relatedness?
  4. Do these needs justify the meaningfulness of lover, work, and play?
  5. What do brain processes tell us about human needs?
  6. Do needs provide the link between IS and OUGHT?
  7. How should people balance their lives among competing needs?
  8. What is hope?
  9. Can people learn to be happier?
  10. What is the meaning of death?

Phil/Psych 447

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

Paul Thagard

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