|345-101-MQ, Knowledge Mind and Language |
What is the soul? Today is an exciting time to ponder this question: advances in cognitive neuroscience and computer technology offer us new perspectives on that age-old problem. In this class we will examine some classic philosophical texts regarding the mind or soul. We will investigate the limits of our knowledge of the mind. And we will read some contemporary fiction that is inspired by advances in the study of human cognition and artificial intelligence. You will never look at your cell-phone in the same way again.