Minds and Machines

Minds and Machines

Minds and Machines

You don't understand it if you don't know how to build it.

PHIL 4303.001 & PSYC 4390.003: Minds and Machines

Spring 2023
Don Berkich
TR 9:30 - 10:45, CI-128

 

Schedule

Please note that this schedule is tentative and authoritative: Changes may be made, but they would be made here. Thus this page supersedes any page with which it conflicts..

Tuesday, 1/17 Introductory Remarks  
Thursday, 1/19 The History of Cognition I: Ancient Philosophy  
Tuesday, 1/24 The History of Cognition II: Modern Philosophy  
Thursday, 1/26 The History of Cognition III: Contemporary Philosophy Problem Set 01 Assigned
Tuesday, 1/31 The History of Artificial Intelligence  
Thursday, 2/2 The Turing Test Problem Set 01 Due
Tuesday, 2/7 Computability  
Thursday, 2/9 Computability, Complexity, and the Church-Turing Thesis  
Tuesday, 2/14 Robot Intentionality I: The Chinese Room Problem Set 02 Assigned
Thursday, 2/16 Robot Intentionality II: The Chinese Room Replies, Boden's Response, and Searle's Argument  
Tuesday, 2/21 Robot Intentionality III: Dretske's Response Problem Set 02 Due; Problem Set 03 Assigned
Thursday, 2/23 Robot Intentionality IV: Dennett's Response and the Frame Problem Term Paper Prospectus Assigned
Tuesday, 2/28 Robot Intentionality V: Theories of Meaning
Thursday, 3/2 Robot Intentionality VI: Externalism and Distributed Cognition Problem Set 03 Due; Problem Set 04 Assigned
Tuesday, 3/7 Consciousness I: The (Hard) Problem Term Paper Prospectus Due; Annotated Bibliography Assigned
Thursday, 3/9 Consciousness II: The Knowledge Argument Problem Set 04 Due; Problem Set 05 Assigned
Tuesday, 3/14 Spring Break  
Thursday, 3/16 Spring Break  
Tuesday, 3/21 Consciousness III: The Modal Gap Problem Set 05 Due; Problem Set 06 Assigned
Thursday, 3/23 Consciousness IV: The Explanatory Gap  
Tuesday, 3/28 Consciousness V: Responses Annotated Bibliography Due; Term Paper Rough Draft Assigned
Thursday, 3/30 Machine Autonomy I: The Traditional Problem of Freedom of Will Problem Set 06 Due; Problem Set 07 Assigned
Tuesday, 4/4 Machine Autonomy II: Against Machine Agency  
Thursday, 4/6 Machine Autonomy III: Against Machine Autonomy Problem Set 07 Due; Problem Set 08 Assigned
Tuesday, 4/11 Robot Persons I  
Thursday, 4/13 Robot Persons II Problem Set 08 Due; Problem Set 09 Assigned
Tuesday, 4/18 NFAI I: The Neuromechanical Brain  
Thursday, 4/20 NFAI II: The Biomimetic Revolution Term Paper Rough Draft Due; Term Paper Final Draft Assigned
Tuesday, 4/25 NFAI III: The Human/AI World Problem Set 09 Due; Problem Set 10 Assigned
Thursday, 4/27 NFAI IV: Philosophy and Technology  
Tuesday, 5/2 Closing Remarks Problem Set 10 Due
Thursday, 5/4 Reading Day  
Wed 5/11 Office Hours: Noon-5:00pm Term Paper Final Draft Due