School of Computer Science

Module 02483 (2010)

Module description - Philosophy of Cognitive Science

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Module Title Philosophy of Cognitive Science
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-02483
Level 3/H
Member of Staff Antoni Diller
Semester Semester 2 - 10 credits
Delivery

Ten 1 hr weekly lectures.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • use an appropriate methodology for the identification of philosophical problems that inescapably arise in Cognitive Science
  • use an appropriate methodology for the resolution of philosophical problems that occur in Cognitive Science
  • put into practice a variety of methods for the criticism of rival theories
  • identify the influence of philosophical theories on theoretical work being done in Cognitive Science
  • identify the influence of philosophical theories on practical software development being done in Cognitive Science
  • relate foundational issues in Cognitive Science to more practical work being done there, including programming and software development
Assessment
  • Sessional: Continuous assessment (100%).
  • Supplementary: Repeat only.
Texts
TitleAuthorPublisher
Android Epistemology Ken Ford MIT Press
Consciousness Explained Daniel C. Dennett Penguin
Creation Steve Grand Phoenix
Growing up with Lucy Steve Grand Phoenix
Knowledge and the Body-mind Problem Karl Popper Routledge
Objective Knowledge Karl Popper OUP
Ten Problems of Consciousness Michael Tye MIT Press
Testimony: A Philosophical Study C. A. J. Coady OUP
The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett (editors) Penguin Books
The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences Robert A. Wilson and Frank C. Keil (editors) MIT
The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence Margaret Boden (editor) OUP
The Philosophy of Artificial Life Margaret Boden (editor) OUP
The Retreat to Commitment (second edition) W. W. Bartley III Open Court
The Self and its Brain K. R. Popper and J. Eccles Routledge
Unended Quest Karl Popper Routledge