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  1. Recommended Books 10 items
    1. Anthology 4 items
      The best choice for this module, and suggested for student purchase:
      1. Philosophy of mind: classical and contemporary readings - David John Chalmers 2002

        Book Suggested for student purchase This contains recent articles, special up-to-date versions of earlier articles, has excellent introductions to the various sections, is widely available and is reasonably priced. The reading list includes some revised versions only published in this anthology.

      2. Two other good anthologies that you might consider:

      3. Mind and cognition: an anthology - William G. Lycan, Jesse J. Prinz 2008

        Book 

    2. Introductory Textbooks 6 items
      The main recommendations for this module are, in no particular order:
      1. The philosophy of mind and cognition - Braddon-Mitchell, David, Jackson, Frank 2007

        Book  Good all-round coverage; better coverage for this module than the first edition.

      2. Philosophy of mind: a contemporary introduction - John Heil 2013 (electronic book)

        Book  Previous editions (including e-books) are also available. Reasonably priced, clear and accessible with a good coverage of topics. Unusual (and useful) in having a chapter on Dennett (though some material on Davidson seems to have been removed for the 3rd edition).

      3. Philosophy of mind - Jaegwon Kim 2011

        Book  Previous editions also available. Very detailed yet clear; more difficult than Heil and slightly narrower coverage, but extremely good on some of the most difficult issues such as mental causation.

      4. Also useful:

      5. The Oxford handbook of philosophy of mind - Brian P. McLaughlin, Ansgar Beckermann, Sven Walter 2009

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      6. Philosophy dictionaries, such as those produced by OUP or Penguin, are highly recommended; they are inexpensive and extremely useful for all philosophy modules.

  2. Week 1: Introduction - Dualism 15 items
    1. Main Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 14 items
      1. Descartes' Myth - Gilbert Ryle

        Chapter  Previous editions also available. Reprinted in Chalmers, pp. 32-38.

      2. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Read pp. 3-23 (but the rest of the chapter will be useful for the next topic so by all means read the whole chapter).

      3. Philosophy of mind - Jaegwon Kim 2011

        Book  Chapter 2

      4. Philosophy of mind: a contemporary introduction - John Heil 2013 (electronic book)

        Book  Chapters 2-3.

      5. Matter and consciousness: a contemporary introduction to the philosophy of mind - Paul M. Churchland 1988

        Book  Chapter 2, especially pp. 7-22 on dualism, but the whole chapter is useful and quite introductory.

      6. The third edition is also available as an e-book:

      7. Matter and consciousness - Paul M. Churchland 2013 (electronic book)

        Book 

      8. Dualism - Howard Robinson 2016

        Article  This survey article is more sympathetic to dualism than most of the textbooks

      9. The original Cartesian arguments for dualism can be found in René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, Meditations II and VI. The relevant sections are reprinted in Chalmers. See also the excerpt from Passions of the Soul in Chalmers. Well worth a look if you haven't encountered Cartesian dualism before.

      10. Some further reading on Descartes:

  3. Week 2: Introducing Materialism - The Mind-Brain Identity Theory 6 items
    1. Main Readings 2 items
    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. The Causal Theory of the Mind - D. M. Armstrong

        Chapter  Don't worry about the last section on secondary qualities, pp. 27-31. Reprinted in Chalmers. The view that Armstrong advocates is also a kind of functionalism.

      2. The 'Mental' and the 'Physical' - Herbert Feigl

        Chapter  Excerpt reprinted in Chalmers.

      3. Psychophysical and theoretical identifications - David Lewis 1972

        Article  Reprinted in Chalmers. Like Armstrong's view, Lewis's view is also a kind of functionalism.

  4. Week 3: Behaviourism and Functionalism 17 items
    1. Main Readings 8 items
      1. Functionalism - Robert Van Gulick

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. If you don't know what philosophical behaviourism is then have a look at one of the following, but don't spend too long on the details:

      3. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapter 2.

      4. Philosophy of mind - Jaegwon Kim 2011

        Book  Chapter 3.

      5. The third edition is also available as an e-book:

      6. Matter and consciousness - Paul M. Churchland 2013 (electronic book)

        Book 

    2. Further Reading 9 items
      1. The Nature of Mental States - Hilary Putnam

        Chapter  Reprinted in Chalmers.

      2. Troubles with Functionalism - Ned Block

        Chapter Recommended This version is recommended (digitised), there is a also a much shorter version reprinted in Chalmers.

      3. Reprinted with a postscript below:

      4. Mad Pain and Martian Pain - David Lewis

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      5. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapters 3 and 5.

      6. Philosophy of mind - Jaegwon Kim 2011

        Book  Chapter 6.

  5. Week 4: Machine Functionalism and the Language of Thought 18 items
    1. Main Readings 2 items
      1. Philosophy of mind - Jaegwon Kim 2011

        Book  Chapter 5, ''Mind as a computing machine: Machine functionalism'. Alternatively, read the chapter by Clark in the section below.

      2. Psychosemantics: the problem of meaning in the philosophy of mind - Jerry A. Fodor 1987

        Book  Chapter 1, especially pp. 16-20. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Further Reading 16 items
      1. Can Computers Think? - John R. Searle

        Chapter 

      2. Or:

      3. Minds, brains, and programs - John R. Searle 1980

        Article  Reprinted in Rosenthal.

      4. Mindware: an introduction to the philosophy of cognitive science - Andy Clark 2014

        Book  Chapter 1 (less important if you've read and understood Kim, chapter 5). Chapter 1 from the first edition will also do.

      5. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapter 10.

      6. Appendix: Why There Still Has to be a Language of Thought - Jerry A. Fodor

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. The Nature of Symbols in the Language of Thought - Susan Schneider 2009

        Article  Recent argument for a modification of LOT; advanced/difficult.

      8. Propositional Attitudes - Jerry A. Fodor 1978

        Article  Reprinted in Chalmers.

      9. The language of thought: a new philosophical direction - Susan Schneider 2011

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      10. Further reading on naturalising representation (semantic content):

      11. Psychosemantics: the problem of meaning in the philosophy of mind - Jerry A. Fodor 1987

        Book  Chapter 4, 'Meaning and the World Order'. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      12. Biosemantics - Ruth Garrett Millikan 1989

        Article 

      13. If You Can't Make One, You Don't Know How it Works - Fred Dretske

        Chapter  Reprinted with small revisions as 'A Recipe for Thought' in Chalmers.

  6. Week 5: Eliminative Materialism and Connectionism 17 items
    1. Main Readings 2 items
      1. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes - Paul M. Churchland 1981

        Article  Reprinted in Chalmers.

      2. Mindware: an introduction to the philosophy of cognitive science - Andy Clark 2014

        Book  Chapter 4 (digitised). Chapter 4 from the first edition will also do.

    2. Further Reading: Eliminative Materialism 9 items
      1. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapter 14.

      2. Cognitive Suicide - Lynne Rudder Baker

        Chapter  An extract is reprinted in Heil's 'Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology'.

      3. The third edition is also available as an e-book:

      4. Matter and consciousness - Paul M. Churchland 2013 (electronic book)

        Book 

      5. Deconstructing the Mind - Stich,Stephen P., Oxford University Press 1999

        Book  Chapter 1 (you'll need to know some basic philosophy of language to fully understand this).

    3. Further Reading: Connectionism 6 items
      1. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapter 12 (you may need to read some earlier sections on 'maps' to fully understand some parts of this).

      2. The third edition is also available as an e-book:

      3. Matter and consciousness - Paul M. Churchland 2013 (electronic book)

        Book 

  7. Week 6: Interpretationsism: Dennett and Davidson on Intentionality 10 items
    1. Main readings 2 items
      1. True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why It Works - Daniel C. Dennett

        Chapter  Consider also reading the postscript, 'Reflections: Real Patterns, Deeper Facts and Empty Questions'. The chapter (without the postscript) is reprinted in Chalmers.

      2. Mental Events - Donald Davidson

        Chapter  Reprinted in Chalmers.

    2. Further Reading: Dennett's 'Intentional Stance' 5 items
      1. Real Patterns - Daniel C. Dennett 1991

        Article 

      2. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapter 9.

      3. Reflections: Instrumentalism Reconsidered - Daniel C. Dennett

        Chapter  Reprinted in Rosenthal's 'The Nature of Mind'.

      4. Game of Life - Callahan,Paul 2005

        Webpage  Play the 'Game of Life' (as discussed by Dennett in the postscript to 'True Believers' and in 'Real Patterns') but be warned, it can be addictive!

    3. Further Reading: Davidson and Anomolous Monism 3 items
      These lead into next week's topic and will probably be discussed in next week's lecture:
      1. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapter 9.

      2. Philosophy of mind - Jaegwon Kim 2011

        Book  Chapter 7 (the later parts are relevant to next week's topic).

      3. Mental causation - John Heil, Alfred R. Mele 1993

        Book  See the excerpts from Davidson, 'Thinking Causes', and Kim, ' Can Supervenience and 'Non-Strict Laws 'Save Anomalous Monism?'.

  8. Week 7: Reductionism and Mental Causation 8 items
    1. Main Reading 1 item
      1. The Many Problems of Mental Causation - Jaegwon Kim

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Reprinted in Chalmers.

    2. Further Reading 7 items
      1. Philosophy of mind - Jaegwon Kim 2011

        Book  Chapter 7. Second or third edition.

      2. Non-Reductive Materialism - Lynn Rudder Baker

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      3. Mental Causation - David Robb, John Heil 2014

        Article  A source of further readings on this topic.

      4. Plus further readings on anomalous monism from week 7.

  9. Week 8: The Knowledge Argument 12 items
    1. Main Readings 2 items
      1. Epiphenomenal Qualia - Frank Jackson 1982

        Article  Reprinted in Chalmers.

      2. What Experience Teaches - David Lewis

        Chapter  Reprinted in Chalmers and Lycan's 'Mind and Cognition'.

    2. Further Reading 10 items
      1. So Many Ways of Saying No to Mary - Robert Van Gullick

        Chapter  Digitised. Contains a good recent survey of responses to the knowledge argument.

      2. What Is It Like to Be a Bat? - Thomas Nagel 1974

        Article  Reprinted in Chalmers.

      3. The philosophy of mind and cognition - David Braddon-Mitchell, Frank Jackson 2007

        Book  Chapter 8.

      4. Phenomenal States - Brian Loar

        Chapter 

      5. A revised version is also available below:

      6. Phenomenal States - Brian Loar

        Chapter  Reprinted in Chalmers.

      7. Phenomenal Concepts - Katalin Balog

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      8. Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap - Joseph Levine 1983

        Article  Reprinted in Chalmers.

  10. Week 9: Consciousness and Modal Arguments 11 items
    1. Main Readings 2 items
      1. Naming and necessity - Kripke, Saul A Dec. 1979

        Book  Lecture 3, especially pp. 134-155 (the discussion of the identity theory). Relevant sections reprinted in Chalmers. If you haven't studied any philosophy of language you may need to read some of the preceeding sections on rigid designators etc., though this will be covered in the lecture.

      2. Consciousness and its Place in Nature - David J. Chalmers

        Chapter  Reprinted in Chalmers.

    2. Further Reading 9 items
      1. Imaginability, Conceivability, Possibility and the Mind-Body Problem - Christopher S. Hill 1997

        Article  Excerpt reprinted in Chalmers.

      2. The Hornswoggle Problem - Patricia S. Churchland 1996

        Article 

      3. The conscious mind: in search of a fundamental theory - David John Chalmers 1996

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Conceptual Analysis and Reductive Explanation - David J. Chalmers and Frank Jackson 2001

        Article 

      5. The Two-Dimensional Argument Against Materialism - David J. Chalmers

        Chapter  Abridged version. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      6. The unabridged version is available on the author's homepage, but be warned, it's difficult:

  11. Week 10: Qualia 9 items
    1. Main Reading 1 item
      1. Quining Qualia - Daniel C. Dennett

        Chapter  Reprinted in Chalmers.

    2. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Consciousness explained - Dennett, Daniel C., Weiner, Paul 1991

        Book  Especially chapters 11 and 12.

      2. Reprinted in the text below:

      3. A neurocomputational perspective: the nature of mind and the structure of science - Paul M. Churchland 1989

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Concepts of Consciousness - Ned Block

        Chapter  Revised and abridged version.

      5. The chapter is revised and abridged from the following article:

  12. Week 11: Future Directions: Consciousness and Perception 18 items
    1. Main Reading 4 items
      1. Naïve Realism and its Motivations - William Fish

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Visual Qualia and Visual Content Revisited - Michael Tye

        Chapter  Revised version.

      3. The chapter was revised from the following:

    2. Further Reading: Representational Theories 5 items
      1. The Content View - Susanna Siegel

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book. A wide-ranging discussion of the view that experiences have representational contents, also with some useful discussion of the naïve realist alternative.

      2. Mental Paint and Mental Latex - Ned Block 1996

        Article  Contains Block's famous 'Inverted Earth' objection to representationalism along with other objections.

    3. Further Reading: Naïve Realism 2 items
      1. Consciousness and Reference - John Campbell

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. The Reality of Appearances - M. G. F. Martin

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    4. Further Reading: Higher-order Representational Theories: 7 items
      1. Explaining Consciousness - David M. Rosenthal

        Chapter 

      2. Revised from the following article:

      3. Revised from the following article:

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