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PHIL1005 - The Mind reading list

The Mind, 2013/14, Semester 2
Professor Robin Le Poidevin
r.d.lepoidevin@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1: Introduction

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Week 2: Is the mind physical? I: overdetermination and causal role

Lewis, David, 1966, ‘An argument for the identity theory’,Journal of Philosophy 63: 17-25

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Week 3: Is the mind physical? II: what Mary didn't know

Jackson, Frank, 1982, 'Epiphenomenal Qualia', The philosophical quarterly. 32: 127-136.

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Week 4: Can machines think? I: The Turing Test and the Chinese Room

Searle, John, 1980, 'Minds, Brains and Programs', pp. 417-19 (up to 'The Systems Reply') and 422-4 (from the third full paragraph on p. 422, 'Let us now return...' up to 'Open Peer Commentary') Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 3: 417-57.

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Week 5: Can machines think? II: escaping from the Chinese Room

Searle, John, 1980, 'Minds, Brains and Programs', pp. 419-22 (from 'The Systems Reply' to 'The Many Mansions Reply') Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 3: 417-57.

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Week 6: How does the mind perceive the world? I: the argument from illusion

Lowe, E.J., 2000,An introduction to the philosophy of mind (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), Chapter 5, ‘Sensation and Appearance’, pp. 102-19

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Week 7: How does the mind perceive the world? II: against sense data

Austin, J. L., 1962, Sense and Sensibilia (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Chapter III 

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Week 8: How big is the mind? I: the extended mind hypothesis

Clark, A., and Chalmers, D. 1998. 'The Extended Mind', Analysis. 58: 7-19.

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Week 9: How big is the mind? II: containing the mind

Fodor, Jerry, 2009, ‘Where is my mind? ’,The London review of books. 31: 13-15

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Week 10: Does the mind think in pictures? I: the imagery debate

Clark, Andy, 1986, 'Superman: the Image',Analysis. 46: 222-4

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Week 11: Does the mind think in pictures? II: the mystery of dreaming

Squires, Roger, 1973, ‘The problem of dreams’,Philosophy. 48: 245-59

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