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Module Reading List

Advanced Topics in Knowledge, Mind and Action, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Victor Dura-Vila
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Readings for seminars will be specified in a seminar handout posted to the VLE in the week prior to the seminar. All readings below are recommended; the ones marked with a * especially so.

Lecture 7:

Michael Rescorla (2015). ‘The Computational Theory of Mind’, in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2015 Edition), E. N. Zalta (ed.) (Try to get at least to the end of section 3.2)

Matthew Katz (2013). ‘Jerry Fodor and the Representational Theory of Mind', in A. Bailey (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: Key Thinkers.

Kim Sterelny & Michael Devitt (1990). The Representational Theory of Mind ISBN: 0631158847

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Lecture 8:

Murat Aydede (2010). 'The Language of Thought Hypothesis', in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, E. N. Zalta (ed.)

Jerry Fodor (1975). The language of thought ISBN: 0855273097.

Jerry Fodor (1987). ‘Why There Still Has to Be a Language of Thought’ (Appendix to his Psychosemantics : the problem of meaning in the philosophy of mind ISBN: 0262061066).

Elizabeth Camp (2007). ‘Thinking with Maps’. Philosophical Perspectives 21: 145-182.

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Lecture 9:

Ruth Garrett Millikan (1989). ‘Biosemantics’. The Journal of Philosophy 86: 281-297.

* Fred Dretske (1994). ‘A Recipe for Thought’, in D. Chalmers (ed.), Philosophy of mind : classical and contemporary readings ISBN: 019514581X (pbk.); 9780195145816; 0195145801 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Karen Neander (2008). ‘Teleological Theories of Mental Content: Can Darwin Solve the Problem of Intentionality?’, in M. Ruse (ed.), The Oxford handbook of philosophy of biology ISBN: 9780195182057

David Papineau (1987). Reality and representation ISBN: 0631155171.

Lynne Rudder Baker (1989). ‘On a Causal Theory of Content’, Philosophical Perspectives 3: 165-186

Ruth Garrett Millikan (1990). ‘Truth Rules, Hoverflies, and the Kripke-Wittgenstein Paradox’. The Philosophical Review 99: 323-353

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Lecture 10:

Mark Greenberg & Gilbert Harman (2005) ‘Conceptual Role Semantics’

Ned Block (1986). ‘Advertisement for a Semantics for Psychology’. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 10: 615-678

Jerry Fodor & Ernest Lepore (1991). ‘Why Meaning (Probably) Isn’t Conceptual Role’. Mind & Language 6 (4): 328-343

Paul Boghossian (1994). ‘Inferential Role Semantics and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction’. Philosophical Studies 73: 109-122

Jennifer Hornsby (2001). ‘Meaning and Uselessness’. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 25: 128-141

Timothy Williamson (2003). ‘Blind Reasoning: Understanding and inference’. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 77: 249-93

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Lecture 11:

* Daniel Dennett (1981). ‘True Believers’, in J. Haugeland, Mind design II : philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence ISBN: 0262581531: 57-79 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .  

Kirstin Andrews (2000). ‘Our Understanding of Other Minds’, Journal of Consciousness Studies 7(7).

David Lewis (1974). ‘Radical Interpretation’. Synthese 23: 331-344.

Donald Davidson (1984). Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (esp. Chps. 9 – 11).

Daniel Dennett (1987). The intentional stance ISBN: 0262540533 (pbk); 026204093X

Kathrin Gluer (2006). ‘The Status of Charity I: Conceptual Truth or A Priori Necessity?’. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 14 (3): 337-359.

Uriah Kriegel (2010). ‘Interpretation: Its Scope and Limits’, in A. Hazlett (ed.), New waves in metaphysics ISBN: 9780230222335; 0230222331; 9780230222328 (hbk.); 0230222323 (hbk.)

This list was last updated on 02/03/2018