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Code: 67881
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Dario Škarica
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Ljudevit Hanžek - Lectures
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The objective of the course is familiarizing students with philosophy of mind, according to its main topics and problems: supervenience, mental content, mental causation, computational theory of mind, connectionism, consciousness. Particular focus will be on precise exposition of concepts and theoretical positions, on detailed presentation of concrete arguments and counterarguments, and on introducing students to the wider interdisciplinary context.

1. Introductory lecture (2L)
2. Dualism (2L)
3. Behaviorism, identity theory (2L)
4. Functionalism (2L)
5. Eliminativism, fictionalism (2L)
6. Supervenience (2L)
7. Mental content (2L)
8. Mental causation (2L)
9. Artificial intelligence (2L)
10. Computational theory of mind (2L)
11. Chinese room argument (2L)
12. Connectionism (2L)
13. Consciousness (2L)
14. Explanatory gap (2L)
15. Knowledge argument (2L)
Learning outcomes:
  1. 1. Precisely understand mind-body problem: particular positions (dualism, behaviorism, identity theory, functionalism, eliminativism and fictionalism), and arguments for and against particular positions
  2. 2. Precisely understand concepts of supervenience and content, and problems related to those concepts
  3. 3. Precisely understand the problem of mental causation
  4. 4. understand the achievements of artificial intelligence, especially its relevance to philosophical problems of mind, and especially detailed and precise introduction to computational theory of mind and connectionism
  5. 5. Precise introduction to philosophical problem of consciousness, and especially detailed introduction to the problems of explanatory gap and knowledge argument
  1. Filozofija - svezak drugi,, , Berčić, Boran, Ibis grafika, 2012.
  2. The Nature of Consciousness, , Block, Flanagan, Guzeldere (ed.), Blackwell, 1997.
  3. Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings, , Chalmers, David, Oxford University Press, 2002.
  4. Elements of Mind, , Crane, Tim, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  5. Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction, , Philosophy of Mind, Routledge, 2012.
  6. Aspekti uma, , Hudoletnjak Grgić, Pećnjak, Grgić, Kruzak, 2011.
  7. Filozofija psihologije: zbornik tekstova, , Prijić, Miščević, Hrvatski kulturni dom, 1993.
  8. Philosophy of Mind, , Ravenscroft, Ian, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  9. Artificial Intelligence. A Modern Approach, , Russell, Norvig, Prentice Hall, 2003.
3. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Philosophy
Consultations schedule: