The final exam is scheduled for Dec. 21, 9-11:30, AL 105.
Essay topics are now available. Essays are due Dec. 1.
Office hours (HH368): Monday, 1-2; Friday, 1:30-2:30; and by appointment.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: extension 3594.
Web page: http://cogsci.uwaterloo.ca/courses/phil255-05.html
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:20, HH 334; Thursdays, 10:00-11:20, HH 373.
Textbooks: George Graham, Philosophy of Mind, second edition. Patricia Smith Churchland, Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy.
Assignments: Marks will be based on:
There will be extensive discussion as well as lectures. Students should do the assigned readings before the relevant class.
Description: This course is concerned with fundamental questions concerning
the nature of mind, including life after death, the existence of other minds,
the relation of mind and brain, the self, consciousness, and free will. No prerequisites.
|Week||Dates||Graham, chapter||Churchland, ch..|
|7||Oct. 25-27||REVIEW, EXAM|
|12||Nov. 29-Dec. 1||ESSAY DUE||6-7|
Note: This course counts toward the Cognitive Science Option. See http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infoucal/INTER/cognitive.html
Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind
Bibliography of Philosophy of Mind
Cognitive science resources
These notes will be updated, usually on Mondays, as indicated by "2005".
Week 1: Introduction; Death and identity. 2005
Week 2: Other minds; Animal beliefs. 2005
Week 3: Computer minds; The mind of God. 2005
Week 4: Rational action. Mind and brain. 2005
Week 5: Mind and brain; Persons. 2005
Week 6, Consciousness, 2005
Week 7, Review and exam questions, 2005
Week 8. Churchland on metaphysics. 2005.
Week 9. The Self and Emotions. 2005.
Week 10. Consciousness. 2005.
Week 11. Free will. 2005.
Week 12. Representation. EXAM REVIEW QUESTIONS. 2005.
From the Faculty of Arts:
All students registered in the courses of the Faculty of Arts are expected to know what constitutes an academic offense, to avoid committing academic offenses, and to take responsibility for their academic actions. When the commission of an offense is established, disciplinary penalties will be imposed in accord with Policy #71 (Student Academic Discipline). For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students are directed to consult the summary of Policy #71 (Student Academic Discipline) which is supplied in the Undergraduate Calendar (p.1:11). If you need help in learning how to avoid offenses such as plagiarism, cheating, and double submission, or if you need clarification of aspects of the discipline policy, ask your course instructor for guidance. Other resources regarding the discipline policy are your academic advisor and the Undergraduate Associate Dean.
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
This page updated Nov. 28, 2005.