Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences

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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
  • 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 ?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.