PHIL 340 Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Spring
4

This course covers topics at the intersection between philosophy and cognitive science. Among the core principles guiding cognitive science are that mental processes are typically unconscious and computational; that the mind is a biological organ housed in the brain and shaped by evolution; and that many mental capacities are modularly implemented and innate. We will examine these core principles and apply them to understand a wide range of phenomena, including visual perception, language, mental imagery, intelligence, and choice.