Minds and Machines

Derek A. Leben, Minds and Machines, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This introductory level course is devoted to explicating and critically evaluating the thesis that the human mind, or at least its cognitive faculty, can be understood as a computing machine. Readings are primarily from contemporary authors, and include both scientists and philosophers.

Required Texts:

Elbow Room: Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting by Daniel C. Dennett
Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy Wilson

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