Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
IIT Bombay, , Prof. Ranjan K.Panda
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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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Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Mind & Cognition by Dr. Ranjan K.Panda,Dr. Rajakishore Nath, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay. For more details on NPTEL visit httpnptel.iitm.ac.in
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.