PHIL 4535: Philosophy of Mind
Lecture - 4 credits
- Requires prior completion of three philosophy courses or instructor's permission.
- Course Description: What does it mean for a system–whether biological or artificial–to have a mind, to understand the world around it, or to interact intelligently with it?
- This course approaches these questions about understanding the mind from the perspective of designing it.
- During the first part of the course, we closely examine influential frameworks for understanding and designing intelligent systems, develop a concrete sense of how these frameworks work, and critically assess their successes and shortcomings from philosophical, empirical, and design perspectives.
- In the second part of the course, we build on this background to explore some of the implications of emerging technologies, such as deep learning and large language models, augmented and virtual reality, brain-machine interface, memory transfer, and more.
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