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PHIL1005
Module Reading List

The Mind, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Rebecca Simpson
r.j.simpson1@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Readings: PHIL1005 The Mind

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Week 1: Introduction: The Mind/Body Problem

Bisson, T. 1990. They're Made Out of Meat. Omni. Available online.

Bloom, P. 2004. The Duel Between Body and Soul. The New York times. Sept. 10, 2004. Available online.

McWeeny, Jennifer. 2011. Princess Elisabeth and the Mind-Body Problem, in Michael Bruce & Steven Barbone (eds.), Just the arguments [electronic resource] : 100 of the most important arguments in Western philosophy ISBN: 1444344404; 9781444344400. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 297-300. Available online. Also in an electronic book available through the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b3251974

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Week 2: Is the mind physical? I: Materialism (The Identity Theory)

Lewis, D. 1966. An argument for the identity theory. Journal of philosophy. 63: 17-25. Available online. For access through the University library start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b1626239~S5

Optional reading (not required): Place, U.T. 1956. Is Consciousness a Brain Process. British journal of psychology. ISSN: 0007-1269 47: 44-50. Available online. Also available through the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b1615997~S5 and follow ProQuest.

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Week 3: Is the mind physical? II: Dualism Strikes Back

Gertler, B. 2007. In Defense of Mind-Body Dualism. In Feinberg, J. and Shafer-Landau, R. eds. Reason and Responsibility. 13th edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 303-315. Available online. Also available in an electronic book held by the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b3426554

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Week 4: Can machines think? I: The Chinese Room

Searle, J. 1980. Minds, Brains, and Programs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 3: 417-24. Available online. Or through an electronic journal held by the library. Start here. Also available in an electronic book held by the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b3426554

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

Block, N. 1980. What intuitions about homunculi don’t show. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 3: 425-6. Available online. This and the other two short pieces below can also be accessed through the library. Start here.

Fodor, J. 1980. Searle on What Only Brains Can Do. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 3: 431-2. Available online.

Searle, J. 1980. Author’s Response. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 3: 450-7. Available online.

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Week 6: Consciousness I: The Hard Problem

Chalmers, D. 1995/2002. The Puzzle of Conscious Experience. Scientific American. 237: 90-100. Available online.

Optional reading (not required): Nagel, T. 1974. What Is It Like to Be a Bat? Philosophical review. ISSN: 0031-8108, 83(4), 435-450. Available online. Available online in electronic journal through the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b1626863~S5 and follow the JSTOR Arts and Sciences I link.

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Week 7: Consciousness II: Debunking the Hard Problem

Churchland, P. 1996. The Hornswoggle Problem. Journal of consciousness studies. 3: 402-8. Available online.

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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. Available online. Available online in electronic journal through the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b1624654

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Week 9: How big is the mind? II: Containing the Mind

Adams, F. and Aizawa, K. 2001. The bounds of cognition. Philosophical psychology. 14: 43-64. Available online. Available online in electronic journal through the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b2151795~S5

Optional reading (not required): Fodor, J., 2009. Where is my mind? Review of Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action and Cognitive Extension by Clark, A. The London review of books. ISSN: 0260-9592 [Online] vol. 31 no. 3 pp. 13-15. Available from https://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n03/jerry-fodor/where-is-my-mind

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Week 10: Creativity: Creative Machines?

Boden, M. 2007. Creativity in a nutshell. Think : philosophy for everyone. 5: 83-96. Available online. Also try here.

David, R. 2015. Can robots truly be creative and use their imagination? The Guardian. Oct. 10, 2015. Available online.

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Week 11 Emotions: Can a Machine Feel Emotions?

Goldie, P. 2007. Emotion. Philosophy compass. 2: 928-938. Available online. Also available in electronic journal held by the University library. Start here http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b2694124

Evans, D. 2004. Can robots have emotions?' Psychology review. 11: 2-5. - Available online.

This list was last updated on 18/12/2018