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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 видео (всего 36 мин.), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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1.2 Stone-Age Minds Part II13мин
1.3 Stone-Age Minds Part III17мин
Reading6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Handout10мин
Recommended readings10мин
The evolution of language10мин
Niche Construction10мин
Chimpanzee culture social learning10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 1 Quiz: Do our modern skulls house stone-age minds?20мин

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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 видео (всего 30 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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2.2 What is Consciousness Part II16мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Handout from Mark's lectures10мин
Slides from David's lectures10мин
Recommended readings10мин
Access/Phenomenal consciousness distinction10мин
Overview of philosophical problems concerning consciousness10мин
Limitations of perceptual awareness10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
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Week 2 Quiz: What is consciousness?20мин

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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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3.2 Intelligent Machines Part II15мин
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Find and share news on intelligent machines!10мин
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Computational theory of mind and connectionism10мин
The McGurk effect video10мин
The Ames illusion video10мин
Motion perception10мин
The rotating mask illusion video10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 3 Quiz: From intelligent machines to the human brain20мин

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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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4.2 Embodied Cognition Part II15мин
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Recommended readings10мин
Embodied Cognition further reading10мин
Passive-dynamic walkers video10мин
The current crop of robots10мин
Design your own robot10мин
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 4 Quiz: Embodied cognition and the sciences of the mind20мин
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автор: 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

автор: 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.

Преподавателя

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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