JH7 Philosophy of Mind 2013

This page is to keep my tutees updated on tutorial topics.  The main JH7 page is on Moodle.  The Course Outline, which includes (as Section 4) a list of tutorial topics, referred to below, is also here.

I have three groups, meeting in weeks 3, 5, 7, and 9 on Mondays at 9, 10, and 12.  I''ll be in Hutcheson Room for 9 and 10, Reid Room for 12.
  • Attendance.  Tutorial attendance is taken and required.  
  • Preparation.  You are also required to prepare for each tutorial as per the table below.  I take this requirement seriously.  It is important both for you and for your fellow tutees that you come prepared, ready to discuss the issues; failing to prepare is not merely a self-regarding omission.  Hence I will ask you to leave tutorials for which you're not prepared.
  • My tutorial schedule is below.  The menu of options is flexible so I'll leave topics struck through until confirmed.



TOPIC

WEEK/
DATE
READING
Reading for each tutorial is important.  The required and recommended reading below refers (in most cases) to the Course Outline document on the JH7 Moodle page linked to above, in which you can find full bibliographic details, further reading, and questions to think about.  "JBM" below stands for Jackson and Braddon-Mitchell.

 1Substance dualismWeek 3
21 Jan
See Tutorial Topic 1 in Course Outline document, linked to above.
Required: Kim, chs 1-2
Recommended:  Descartes extracts in Heil

 2FunctionalismWeek 7
18 Feb
See Tutorial Topic 3 in Course Outline document, linked to above.
Required
:  JBM chs 3-5 and 7 OR Kim 5-6 (or 4-5 in 1st edition).
Recommended:  one other thing from Course Outline doc.

 3Phenomenal consciousnessWeek 9
4 March

See Tutorial Topic 4 in Course Outline document, linked to above.
Required
:  Jackson, "Epiphenomenal Qualia"
Recommended:  one other thing from Course Outline doc, e.g. Lewis

 4IntentionalityWeek 11
18 March
See Tutorial Topic 5 in Course Outline document, linked to above.
Required
: Kim ch. 8 OR JBM ch. 13 (see also chs 10-12).
Recommended:  one other thing from Course Outline doc, e.g. Burge