Philosophy 1320: Theories of the Mind

Russell Marcus, Instructor. Email me.

Stern College for Women - Yeshiva University, Spring 2007

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Our make-up class/review for the final is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, at 1:25pm.

Information about the final exam





B.F. Skinner

David Armstrong and Jack Smart

Hilary Putnam

Jerry Fodor

Patricia and Paul Churchland

Alan Turing

John Searle

Thomas Nagel

Daniel Dennett

Course Material


Lecture Notes

Reading Guides and Handouts



Links to Sites I Recommend for This Course

David Chalmers' Astounding Bibliography of Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

Cognitive Ethology

Plato's Theory of Forms, and Complete Works

Chomsky, and the Poverty of the Stimulus

An Interesting Site Devoted to Descartes' Meditations

Galileo's Discovery of Inertia - check out the neat graphic!

A Philosophical Approach to Freud

Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument (PLA)

A Better Analysis of the PLA

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Christopher Hill on identity theory

ALICE, an artficial intelligence program. You can talk with her.

A Turing test contest

Gualtiero Piccinini on various forms of functionalism

The Chinese Room

An article from Thomas Nagel, responding to Kripke

What is physicalism?

The New Yorker profile of the Churchlands

Dennett, a response to Chalmers' hard problem of consciousness

Paul Churchland, on qualia (colors)


More links will be forthcoming through the term.


Other Philosophy Links

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy Dictionary

Thoughts, Arguments and Rants, a Philosophy Blog

The American Philosophical Association

Guide to Philosophy on the Net (Links to everything, many are broken)

Philosophy of Mind Dictionary

Fun Philosophy Quizzes


Some Philosophy Departments in the New York Area

CUNY Graduate Center





Ted Rall's Website

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy