CONSCIOUSNESS SEMINAR
PHL 860

Fall 2005

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11/3

Papers:
Jenny & Sam

Commentators:
Michael & Jason

Higher Order Thought (HOT)

David Rosenthal, Explaining Consciousness http://web.gc.cuny.edu/cogsci/explg.pdf

Fred Dretske, Conscious Experience, pp. 773-788

Sydney Shoemaker, Introspection and Phenomenal Character (handout)

11/10

Papers:
Kwang-Su & Aaron

Commentators:
Erin & Sam

Intentionalism

Ned Block, Mental Paint,
 http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/philo/faculty/block/papers/mentalpaint.pdf 

Michael Tye, Inverted Earth, Swampman, And Representationism

       http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/philo/courses/consciousness97/papers/tye/inverto.html

Alex Byrne, Intentionalism Defended, http://mit.edu/abyrne/www/Intentionalism.pdf

11/17

Papers:
Jenny & Collett

 

Commentators:

Karen & Lisa

Consciousness in a Medical Context

Multi-Society Task Force on PVS, Medical Aspects of the PVS
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/330/21/1499

A. A. Howsepian, Multi-Society Consensus Statement on the PVS: A Critical Assessment      (handout)
Grant Gillett, Wittgenstein’s Startling Claim: Consciousness and the Persistent Vegetative State
      
(handout)

 

11/22

Paper Proposal Due (one paragraph)

11/29

First Draft of Paper Due

12/1

Paper:
Michael

Commentator:
Noel

More Modal Arguments

John Searle, Breaking the Hold: Silicon Brains, Conscious Robots, & Other Minds, pp. 493-502

Stephen Yablo, Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility? (handout)

12/6

Peer Reviews due by e-mail

12/8

Paper:
Jennifer

Commentator:
Erin

Conceptual Analysis

Frank Jackson, Armchair Metaphysics (handout)
(at Jennifer’s House)

12/15

Final Paper Due (Negotiable)