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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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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 ...
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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 ?...
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3 个视频(共 36 分钟), 6 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
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1.2 Stone-Age Minds Part II13分钟
1.3 Stone-Age Minds Part III17分钟
Reading6 个阅读材料
Handout10分钟
Recommended readings10分钟
The evolution of language10分钟
Niche Construction10分钟
Chimpanzee culture social learning10分钟
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 1 Quiz: Do our modern skulls house stone-age minds?20分钟

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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?...
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2 个视频(共 30 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
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2.2 What is Consciousness Part II16分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
Handout from Mark's lectures10分钟
Slides from David's lectures10分钟
Recommended readings10分钟
Access/Phenomenal consciousness distinction10分钟
Overview of philosophical problems concerning consciousness10分钟
Limitations of perceptual awareness10分钟
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10分钟
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Week 2 Quiz: What is consciousness?20分钟

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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?...
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2 个视频(共 28 分钟), 8 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
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3.2 Intelligent Machines Part II15分钟
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Find and share news on intelligent machines!10分钟
Recommended readings10分钟
Computational theory of mind and connectionism10分钟
The McGurk effect video10分钟
The Ames illusion video10分钟
Motion perception10分钟
The rotating mask illusion video10分钟
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10分钟
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Week 3 Quiz: From intelligent machines to the human brain20分钟

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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 个视频(共 24 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
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4.2 Embodied Cognition Part II15分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
Lecture Slides10分钟
Recommended readings10分钟
Embodied Cognition further reading10分钟
Passive-dynamic walkers video10分钟
The current crop of robots10分钟
Design your own robot10分钟
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 4 Quiz: Embodied cognition and the sciences of the mind20分钟
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创建者 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

创建者 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.

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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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