PH24: Philosophy of Mind

Summer 2004 Syllabus and Schedule

Midterm review sheet  Final Review Sheet 

Resources for Consciounsess Explained:

Ch. 1:

Philosophy and the Matrix

Two Accounts of the brain in a vat scenario: Number 1 and Number 2

Project Lite Visual Perception collection of Illusions

Ch. 3:

Phenomenology. (Standford Encyclopediaof Philosophy article)

Harmonic Overtones (Theory and audio applet)

Wilder Penfield's Brain stimulation work Summary      PBS Probe the Brain site

Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid (the source of the virtus dormitiva joke).
Here is the relevant scene XXIII

Ch. 4

Shepards Barber Pole illusion

Film Clip of a prosopagnosic from Stephen Pinker's course site

Crane and Piantinada (1983) on Reddish green and yellowish blue
Here is the red-green filling-in image from Extending the Medium Hypothesis: The Dennett-Mangan Controversy and Beyond by Karl F. MacDorman

An abstract of an article on the Pinnochio Effect (Rabin and Gordon 2003)

Zombies invade Philosophy site Useful links to various treatements of the zombie example

Shakey the Robot

Terry Winograd's SHRLDU

Ch. 5:

Phi Phenomenon applet

Phi Phenomenon Demo

Selmer Bringsjord, A paper on the Phi phenomenon, critical of Dennett's view

         His Phi applet Very nice! You can control many of the parameters.

        His Phi experiment page

Yet another Phi Phenomenon Demo

The MagnaPhi Phenomenon Demo and other demo's

Purdue University, Visual Perception Research Lab

Peter Kaiser, The Joy of Visual Perception (optical Illusion page)

Random Dot Stereograms:

  Peter Chang and Gareth Richards's SIRDS page. Theory, images, and links.
Magic Eye. The official site

Adventures in 3D. Includes history of the stereoopticon and some 3D glasses images.
Another steroopticon history and 3D page: 3DMAX

Stephen Pinker's lecture handout on 3D

Ch. 6:

Metacontrast applet Purdue Coglab

Metacontrast gif   Slowed Down

Sperling test Span of Apprehension Demo

Audio visual version of Cutaneous Rabbit

Ted Honderich article on Libet IS THE MIND AHEAD OF THE BRAIN? -- BENJAMIN LIBET'S EVIDENCE EXAMINED

Time and the Observer Dennet and Kinsbourne

 

Ch. 7:

Turing Machines  from Turing.org  Java simulations

Split Brain experiments (a summary from Indana U.)

An Introduction to Parallel Distributed Processing

Backpropagation learning demo

Neural Networks & Connectionist Systems

Stephen Pinker's Home page

Dennett's review of Pinker's The Language Instinct

Ch. 10

3D rotating images of Platonic Solids

Comprehensive link page on Mental imagery by Nigel J.T. Thomas

Mental Rotation and Imagery

Textbook account of the Shepard and the Kossylyn experiments

A rotation experiment (requires Java installation)

Papers on Consciousness by David Rosenthal

Zombies invade Philosophy site Useful links to various treatements of the zombie example

Ch. 11

Blind sight (including applet) Bryn Mawr Blind Sight and Consciousness by Laura Chivers

Sound induced mental Imagery for the Blind.

Ch. 12

Inverted Spectrum Arguments by David Cole

Jackson's Epiphenomenal Qualia argument

David Chalmers, Facing up to the problem of consciousness

 

Classic works on Consciousness


Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
Important arguments from Descartes' Meditations
An Outline of Descartes' Meditations
Different Views on the Relationship between Mind and Body

J.J.C. Smart, The identity theory of mind


Alan Turing, Computing machinery and intelligence
More material on the Turing Test:
Albert, a recent test candidate
Talk with Robby the robot
The Turing 2000 contest
The Alan Turing Internet scrap book
The Alan Turing Homepage

The Turing test homepage here you can find history, background, and links to bots

         Alice, a chatterbox and Loebner Prize winner
Jabberwacky, An entertaining coversation bot


John Searle, Minds, brains, and programs

John Searle, Is the brain a digital computer?


The Chinese Room Homepage

Thomas Nagel, "What is it Like to be a Bat "
Frank Jackson, "What Mary Doesn't Know "


Representative Contemporary Works


Material on Dennett and Consciousness Explained

A searcheable Daniell Dennet Bibliogaphy. Nice! Only goes up to 1998. Both works by Dennett and about him. University of California Irvine. Comiled by Eddie Yeghiayan.

Chapter Summaries of Chapters 1-8 of Consciousness Explained
by John Donovan. (Scroll down to find them)

Reading questions by Brendan Lalor (scroll down)

Notes on the chapters by by Mark Tomaszewicz and Ben Twigg (apparently a pair of students)

Philosophy on the Net, Short Introduction to Dennett

Phi Phenomenon Demo

Yet another Phi Phenomenon Demo

The MagnaPhi Phenomenon Demo and other demo's

Purdue University, Visual Perception Research Lab

Peter Kaiser, The Joy of Visual Perception (optical Illusion page)

Selmer Bringsjord, A paper on the Phi phenomenon, critical of Dennett's view


Daniel Dennett, The self as a center of narrative gravity

Daniel Dennett, The origins of selves



Other Important Contemporary Work

David Chalmers, Facing up to the problem of consciousness

David Chalmers, Facing up to the problem of consciousness

Daniel Dennett, Facing backwards on the problem of consciousness (and Chalmers' reply)

John Searle, The problem of consciousness

John Searle, Consciousness and the philosophers (and Chalmers' reply)

Colin McGinn, The problem of philosophy

 


Godels's Theorem and Penrose

A page of quotes on Godel's Theorem and a link to the original article

Gregory Chaitin, "A Century of Controvery over the Foundations Of Mathematics": A nice basic account of the background of the argument in mathematics.

"Minds, Machines and Gödel" by J.R. Lucas: classic paper on application of Godel's theorem to the human mind.

Kenny Felders summary of Hofstadter's account of Godel's Theorem

The Section of Chalmers' resource page devoted to Godel's Theorem

Page on Penrose's Book Shadows of the Mind with papers by Chalmers and others with a detailed response from Penrose

A Roger Penrose page with useful links to some of his works


Freud and Psychoanalysis

Freud and Psychoanalysis: An Outline

Freud Archives

The Psychoanalytic Webring


Resources in Phil. Of Mind and Cognitive Science


Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind (edited by Chris Eliasmith )

Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind (collected by Nani and Marraffa

David Chalmer's list of online resources on Consciousness

Extensive list of online papers by Daniel Dennett

Douglas Hofstadter's homepage

Mind/Brain Resources
Journal of Consciousness Studies
Mind and Body
Cognitive Science
Indiana U Cognitive Science program
Cognitive & Psychological Sciences
Philosophy of Mind
Welcome to the Principia Cybernetica Web
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Annotated Bibliography
Cognitive Science and Metaphor Center at U. of Oregon
Conceptual Metaphor Home Page at Berkeley


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