During the fall of 2005, 1 session of 24.263 was recorded especially for OpenCourseWare. Below are links to the video, along with breakdowns of the video content.
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Introduction and schedule of class.
Prof. Singer discusses the relations between creativity and spirituality.
Singer discusses exchanges with philosopher Moreland Perkins about physicalism in relation to Patricia Churchland's quote that ideas of soul, spirit, mind, and consciousness are simply "illusions of the brain."
Singer discusses the three types of dualism including views by Descartes and Minsky.
A student poses the question of why did humans develop complex cognitive abilities and animals did not.
A student discusses creativity as a function such that a creative solution requires an impetus.
Student Paper Discussion
A student discusses his paper on metaphysical problems about the world.
A student discusses his paper that examines the idea of free will and determinism and what the implications for creativity.
A student discusses his paper on creative artificial intelligence, and what needs to be done to create artificial intelligence that is creative.
Singer discusses Minsky further.
A student discusses creativity divided into the following categories: leadership that accepts existing ways of doing things, creativity that challenges traditional ways of doing things, and synthesis.
A student discusses creativity and intelligence. What role does creativity play in the development of intelligence and how does that lead to creative intellectuals?
A student discusses her paper topic on creativity vs. intelligence and examines the definition of creativity and intelligence to understand whether you can have one without the other. Some argue that creativity is a subset of intelligence.
A student discusses his paper on creativity in software development, and how software engineers tend not to do other forms of art.
A student discusses her paper on the artistic form of creativity, but focuses more on the everyday forms of creativity that are not necessarily unique.