Lecture Notes

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1 Introduction (PDF - 2.1MB)
2 Searle against artificial intelligence (AI): The Chinese room argument (PDF)
3 The Chinese room argument (cont.) (PDF)
4 The Chinese room argument (cont.), and the Turing test (PDF - 1.0MB)
5 The Turing test (cont.) (PDF - 1.1MB)
6 Computational complexity (guest lecture by Scott Aaronson)  
7 Dualism (PDF)
8 Dualism (cont.) (PDF)
9 From dualism to behaviorism (PDF)
10 From behaviorism to the identity theory (PDF)
11 The identity theory (cont.) (PDF)
12 Kripke’s Objection (PDF)
13 Functionalism (PDF)
14 Review session (PDF)
15 From functionalism to externalism (PDF - 1.8MB)
16 Externalism (PDF)
17 From externalism to perception (PDF - 1.3MB)
18 Perception: Valberg’s puzzle of experience (PDF - 3.1MB)
19 Perception, consciousness, and intentionality (PDF - 1.1MB)
20 Perception, consciousness, and intentionality (cont.) (PDF)
21 Jackson’s knowledge argument (PDF - 1.4MB)
22 Nagel on bats (PDF - 1.1MB)
23 Consciousness and its place in nature (PDF - 1.1MB)
24 Consciousness and its place in nature (cont.) (PDF - 1.5MB)
25 Free will (PDF)
26 Last lecture, including information about the final exam (PDF)

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