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Course Description What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences. Each week we will introduce you to some of these important questions at the forefront of scientific research. We will explain the science behind each topic in a simple, non-technical way, while also addressing the philosophical and conceptual questions arising from it. Areas you’ll learn about will include: Philosophy of psychology, among whose issues we will cover the evolution of the human mind and the nature of consciousness. Philosophy of neurosciences, where we’ll consider the nature of human cognition and the relation between mind, machines, and the environment. Learning objectives Gain a fairly well-rounded view on selected areas and topics at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences Understand some key questions, and conceptual problems arising in the cognitive sciences. Develop critical skills to evaluate and assess these problems. Suggested Readings To accompany 'Philosophy and the Sciences', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Philosophy and the Sciences' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy and the Sciences team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind. 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone' contains clear and user-friendly chapters, chapter summaries, glossary, study questions, suggestions for further reading and guides to online resources. Please note, this companion book is optional - all the resources needed to complete the course are available freely and listed on the course site....
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Philosophy and the Sciences Part 1

This course is the second part of the joint course 'Philosophy and the Sciences'. If you want to go to the first part of the course, 'Philosophy and the Physical Sciences' follow the link below ...
Reading
1 leitura
Reading1 leituras
Link to Philosophy and the Physical Sciences10min
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2 horas para concluir

Stone-age minds in modern skulls: evolutionary theory and the philosophy of mind (Suilin Lavelle and Kenny Smith)

Scientists agree that our brains are a product of natural selection. How did human brains and human cognitive structures evolve ?...
Reading
3 vídeos (Total de 36 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
1.2 Stone-Age Minds Part II13min
1.3 Stone-Age Minds Part III17min
Reading6 leituras
Handout10min
Recommended readings10min
The evolution of language10min
Niche Construction10min
Chimpanzee culture social learning10min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 1 Quiz: Do our modern skulls house stone-age minds?20min
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2 horas para concluir

What is consciousness? (Mark Sprevak and David Carmel)

Why do creatures with brains like ours have consciousness? What makes certain bits of our mental life conscious and others not?...
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 30 min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
Video2 videos
2.2 What is Consciousness Part II16min
Reading7 leituras
Handout from Mark's lectures10min
Slides from David's lectures10min
Recommended readings10min
Access/Phenomenal consciousness distinction10min
Overview of philosophical problems concerning consciousness10min
Limitations of perceptual awareness10min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 2 Quiz: What is consciousness?20min
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2 horas para concluir

Intelligent machines and the human brain (Mark Sprevak and Peggy Series)

How does one make a clever adaptive machine that can recognise speech, control an aircraft, and detect credit card fraud?...
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 28 min), 8 leituras, 1 teste
Video2 videos
3.2 Intelligent Machines Part II15min
Reading8 leituras
Find and share news on intelligent machines!10min
Recommended readings10min
Computational theory of mind and connectionism10min
The McGurk effect video10min
The Ames illusion video10min
Motion perception10min
The rotating mask illusion video10min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 3 Quiz: From intelligent machines to the human brain20min
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Embodied cognition (Andy Clark and Barbara Webb)

Embodied cognition is all about the huge difference that having an active body and being situated in a structured environment make to the kind of tasks that the brain has to perform in order to support adaptive success. ...
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2 vídeos (Total de 24 min), 7 leituras, 2 testes
Video2 videos
4.2 Embodied Cognition Part II15min
Reading7 leituras
Lecture Slides10min
Recommended readings10min
Embodied Cognition further reading10min
Passive-dynamic walkers video10min
The current crop of robots10min
Design your own robot10min
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 4 Quiz: Embodied cognition and the sciences of the mind20min
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por CMAug 7th 2018

I have enjoyed the course, specially the detailed way of explained all the topics by the instructors. Also, I went through some of the bibliography sources provided which is a lot. Thank You all

por KSJun 3rd 2017

An amazing course where you get introduced to concepts like cognitive science, philosophy of mind, consciousness, etc. Simple and crisp content matter.

Instrutores

Professor Michela Massimi

Full Professor
Philosophy

Dr. Suilin Lavelle

Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Edinburgh

Dr David Carmel

Lecturer
Psychology

Dr Mark Sprevak

Senior Lecturer
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh

Professor Andy Clark

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Professor John Peacock

Professor of Cosmology
Institute for Astronomy

Professor Barbara Webb

School of Informatics

Dr Kenny Smith

School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Dr Peggy Series

Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation

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