Aug 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISLS 411 - Minds, Machines and Human Nature

This seminar offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the varied and sometimes surprising connections between mind, brain, and mechanism from a range of perspectives including philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, neurobiology, and evolution. Students examine the logical limits of computing devices, the power of algorithms or mechanical “recipes,” implications of recent work in cognitive science on the mind vs. machine dispute, the concept of consciousness, the nature of emotion, the argument from design, mechanistic origins of “the mental”, and what it means to be a person.  (S, SS)

Credits: 3