The Transcendent Mind : Revising the traditional notion of Consciousness – The nature of soul in Plato and Aristotle – Cartesian Dualism: res cogitans vs. res extensa, Cogito – the thinking self – Immaterialism: Idealism, Parallelism
A Materialistic Conception of Mind : Behaviourism: Methodological Behaviourism and Philosophical Behaviourism; – Ryle’s Category Mistake – Mind-Body Identity theory : Sensations and Brain Processes – Functionalism: the nature of mental events, Brains and Behaviour.
Minds and Machines : Functionalism revisited – Computationalism: Can Computer Think? – Dennett’s Multiple Draft Model – Chomsky and Fodor: The Language of Mind – Connectionism and Folk-psychology – Cognitive Psychology – Eliminative Materialism – Artificial Intelligence.
Rediscovering Consciousness : Biological Naturalism: locating the mind in nature – The structure of experience: the traditional problem revisited – Intentionality: Phenomenological or Naturalistic – Phenomenal Consciousness: Qualia and Quining Qualia.
Language, Representation and Meaning : Language of the Mind – Representation: Mental and Semantic – Intention Based Semantics.
The Non-computational/non-mechanical Mind : Cartesian theory of mind Revisited – Emergentism and Supervenience: Addressing the notion of Parallelism – Subjectivity – Argument against Private Sensation and Thought.
Consciousness, Experience and Values : Personal Identity – Free-will and Moral Agency – Creativity: Human Vs Mechanical.
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