PHL471: Philosophy of Mind
Professor: Craig DeLancey
Office: CC212A

Current Assignments
I do not accept homeworks by email!

8 May
Review! Do we have any agreement on perception, consciousness, emotion, externalism, free will?

Optional (this can replace any missed homework or lower graded homework): homework on free will is due. Does Soon et al results, or do Wegner's cases, give us strong reason to believe that there is no conscious free will? (I will accept this also on Monday May 11, though of course I would never make anything due during finals week.)
11 May
Recall that you can do either the final, or a final paper (about 8 pages). I can read drafts of final papers if you get them to me no later than this day.
15 May
Sorry about the timing! Final exam, in class, 10:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Some study questions:
  1. Recognizing and explaining passages from: Hume, Locke, Gazzaniga, Clark & Chalmers, Adams & Aizawa, Soon, Wegner, Brembs.
  2. Personal identity. Definitions of person. What constitutes personal identity? Handling split-brain cases.
  3. Externalism. What are the arguments for and against?
  4. Conscious free will. What is conscious free will. Reasons to doubt it exists in some cases where it appears to exist. Other forms of compatibilism.

Tentative assignments (these might change substantially)