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Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind
A comprehensive and up-to-date collection of definitions and brief scholarly discussions of key terms in the Philosophy of Mind. Also includes brief biographical sketches of important figures in cognitive science.
The Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP).
The leading U.S. organization for discussion between (analytic) philosophers and (mainly cognitively oriented) psychologists.
Hyponoeticism - New Philosophy of Mind
A New and Challenging Philosophy of Mind.
Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona.
The main institutional center for Consciousness Studies. Host of the Tucson "Toward a Science of Consciousness" conferences, and periodically stages on-line courses on aspects of Consciousness Studies.
Books about Philosophy of Mind
Commentaries on books and ideas from philosophers of mind including Patricia Churchland, Terrence Sejnowski, Paul Churchland, Ned Block, Owen Flanagan, Daniel Dennett, Georges Rey.
Daniel C. Dennett - publications and preprints.
This page makes available online versions of many recent (1987-1997) published and unpublished articles, and reviews, by this influential and unusually readable philosopher (and by some of his associates).
The interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Paul Thagard..
Non-Cartesian Cognitive Science.
Many helpfully categorized links and introductory material concerning embodied/situated approaches to cognition, ranging from Artificial Life research to Existentialism. By Ronald Lemmen.
Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Annotated Bibliography
Thousands of entries, categorized by subject matter. From David Chalmers.
Mental Images: Philosophical Psychology
Introductory and advanced material on the imagery debate, cognitive science, and metaphysical issues.
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
The classic 1950 article by Alan Turing on machine intelligence, where he introduces the famous Turing test.
The Philosophy and Future of AI
A personal perspective, with many links, from Artificial Intelligence researcher Mark Humphrys.
The McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences
An international project looking at issues at the intersection of philosophy and the neurosciences.
The Extended Mind
This paper by Andy Clark and David Chalmers proposes an active externalist theory of mind - that when we use tools such as paper or computers to aid in our cognition, they become part of our minds.
Argumentation Map: Do Computers Have to be Conscious to Think?
Argumentation maps propose to map the detailed structure of major philosophical debates in graphical form. Portions of the map of the "Can Computers Think?" debate are now available online.
Articles on dualism and parapsychology by John Beloff.
Movement in cognitive science which hopes to explain human intellectual abilities using artificial neural networks. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by James W. Garson.
A mental representation is a mental object with semantic properties. According to the Representational Theory of Mind, psychological states are to be understood as relations between agents and mental representations. Article from the Stanford Encyclopedia, by David Pitt.
Condensed edition of Descartes' 'Meditations', with study notes and glossary.
The Identity Theory of Mind
Evaluates the theory that holds that states and processes of the mind are identical to states and processes of the brain. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by J. J. C. Smart.
Discusses the view that mental events are caused by physical events in the brain, but have no effects upon any physical events. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by William S. Robinson.
Discusses the contention that a given mental kind (property, state, event) is realized by distinct physical kinds. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by John Bickle.
The Pre-History of Cognitive Science
An annotated bibliography of the models of human cognition of Berkeley, Burton, Hobbes, and Locke. (More figures from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries are promised.)
Karl Jaspers Forum
An electronic journal and discussion forum for foundational issues in psychology, psychopathology, the mind-brain relation and 'consciousness'. (Not especially focused on the ideas of Jaspers.)
Folk Psychology vs. Mental Simulation: How Minds Understand Minds
Papers from or relating to Robert Gordon's NEH Seminar on the "Simulation" Theory of "Folk Psychology": relevant to understanding interpersonal understanding, empathy, the nature and origins of mental concepts, and the causes of autism. Articles by Gordon, Stich, and others.
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