主讲人: Anti Pietarinen
This is a short introductory course to the main topics and questions in the cognitive sciences from the philosophical points of view. Cognitive sciences are a bunch of contemporary interdisciplinary research areas, topics and methods, involving insights from the philosophy of mind, psychology, artificial intelligence, computer sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, anthropology and education.
Among the questions addressed during the classes are: What is a cognitive system and how does it work? What is the relation between mind and brain? Is mind a computer? Is mind modular? What is information? What is information processing, representation and computation? What is memory? What is perception? What is consciousness and why is it a philosophical problem?Is human behavior and action rational or irrational? What are the usual errors and biases in human thinking and reasoning?
MIND. Key questions from the philosophy of mind: Mind and soul; Mind and brain; Mind and machine. The Extended mind.