Schedule Philosophy 006

  • Readings are from Think, by Simon Blackburn.
  • Schedule is approximate.  Check the What's up page daily.
  • See bottom of page for any posted class notes.

 Week Readings Pages Online Supplements
1Introduction & Knowledge1-25 Massimo Pigliucci: What is Philosophy?
Nigel Warburton: Appearance and Reality
M.M. McCabe on Socratic Method
2 Knowledge26-33Simon Blackburn on Plato's Cave
A. C. Grayling on Descartes
3 Knowledge 33-48Barry Stroud on Skepticism
D.Touey on Descartes Meditation 4
D. Touey on Descartes Meditation 5
D. Touey on Empiricism
N. Bostrom:  Are We Sims?
4 Mind49-60David Chalmers on Consciousness
Daniel Dennett on the Mind/Body Problem
John Searle on Explaining the Mind
David Papineau on Physicalism
Patricia Churchland on Materialism
Tim Crane on Mind and Brain
Is Your Red the Same as My Red?
5 Mind  61-80Paul Bloom on Dualism
Rebecca Saxe on Theory of Mind
Ramachandran on Brain Damage
Antonio Damasio on Consciousness
John Searle on What Things are Conscious
Ray Kurzweil on What Things are Conscious
Marvin Minsky on Consciousness
6 Free Will 81-100Thomas Pink on Free Will
Daniel Dennett on Free Will Worth Wanting
Daniel Dennett on Free Will (Part 1)
Daniel Dennett on Free Will (Part 2)
Ned Block on Free Will
7 Free Will

100-119Stephen Wolfram on Free Will  
John Searle on Free Will
Dan Ariely on Decisions
John Tierney on Decision Fatigue
8 The Self

120-135Shelly Kagan on Survival of Bodily Death
Memory and Forgetting Radiolab
Thomas Metzinger on the Self
Thomas Metzinger Being No One
John Campbell on Schizophrenia
Jill Taylor: Stroke of Insight
Daniel Kahneman Riddle of Experience
9 The Self

136-148Christopher Shields on Personal Identity
Hod Lipson on Robot Awareness
Living in a Reversed World
Paul Bloom First Person Plural
Joachim de Posada on the Marshmallow Test
Galen Strawson on the Sense of Self
Nancey Murphy on the Soul
10 God149-160The Ontological Argument
The Cosmological Argument
Bede Rundle on the Design Argument
Stewart Sutherland on Design
Stephen Law on the Problem of Evil
Michio Kaku Is the Universe Fine-tuned?
Leonard Susskind Is the Universe Fine-tuned?
B. Greene on Why is our Universe Fine-tuned?
11 God160-192Don Cupitt on Non Realism
L. Krauss on Origin of Universe
Karen Armstrong on Compassion
William Craig on Keeping Faith
Alain de Boton on Atheism
12 Reasoning193-210M. Shermer on Strange Beliefs
Greg Craven Wagers on Climate Change
13 Reasoning211-232Massimo Pigliucci on Hume
Helen Beebee on Laws of Nature
Peter Millican on Hume's Impact
Richard Bradley on Decision Theory
Dan Gilbert on Mistaken Expectations
Stochasticity: Radiolab
14 The World233-350John Campbell on Berkeley's Puzzle
The Mystery of Magenta
15 The World251-269Kit Fine on Metaphysics
Kant: Marrying Rationalism and Empiricism
Adrian Moore on Kant's Metaphysics
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