PHL471: Philosophy of Mind
Professor: Craig DeLancey
Office: CC212A
Email: craig.delancey@oswego.edu




Current Assignments
28 April
We'll be discussing "Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain," Chun Siong Soon; Brass,Marcel; Heinze, Hans-Jochen; Haynes, John-Dylan. Nature Neuroscience, May2008, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p543-545. DOI: 10.1038/nn.2112

This is available to us through the Academic Search Complete service on the Penfield web site, but I've not figured out how to link to it yet. So, go here, click on the "Academic Search Complete" link, and search for the title above. Or, here.
1 May
So far, here's what I've learned about paper topics:
  • Nika B: Enactivism
  • Wesley C: Emotion
  • Alex D: Synthesia and the claim that Synesthesia can be learned/conditioned
  • Jeffrey J: A defense of dualism (w.r.t. consciousness)
  • Peter N: A defense of Walton's claims about emotions
  • Angelica P: Hume's theory of persons, and dreams
  • Devin S: Free will
  • Steve S: The Conceivability Argument(s)
Let me know if I missed anything. Paper draft due.

Read before class this paper by Wegner.



Tentative assignments (these might change substantially)
4 May
Online practice quiz.
5 May
Short quiz on conscious free will.
8 May
Final MCC 232 10:30 - 12:30. The final will be questions from our previous quizes or practice quizes, plus some new questions about personal identity.
12 May
Final paper due by 1:00 pm, drop paper copy off at my office. It is of course acceptable to hand it in earlier.