PHL471: Philosophy of Mind
Professor: Craig DeLancey
I do not accept homeworks by email!
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.)
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.
Sorry about the timing! Final exam, in class, 10:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
Some study questions:
- Recognizing and explaining passages from: Hume, Locke, Gazzaniga,
Clark & Chalmers, Adams & Aizawa, Soon, Wegner, Brembs.
- Personal identity. Definitions of person. What constitutes
personal identity? Handling split-brain cases.
- Externalism. What are the arguments for and against?
- 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)