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A Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind
- Encyclopedia with annotated bibliographies, reviews, discussion forum.
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.
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.
Center for Consciousness Studies
- Interdisciplinary program promoting open, scientifically rigorous discussions of all phenomena related to the mind. Includes course, conference and workshop listings - from the Univ. of Arizona.
- The study of mind and intelligence. By Paul Thagard of the University of Waterloo.
- A more precise account of the cognitive neuroscientific notion of cognitive systems is developed in this paper.
- Extensive bibliography (with thematic classification of entries), and links, concerning the debate about the nature of "folk psychology" (or "theory of mind").
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
- Turing's original 1950 article on machine intelligence, where he introduces the famous Turing Test, and started this profound multi-decade debate. A must read.
- Movement in cognitive science which hopes to explain human intellectual abilities using artificial neural networks. By James W. Garson of the University of Houston.
Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Annotated Bibliography
- Thousands of entries, categorized by subject matter. From David Chalmers.
- Philosophy of mind (Tufts Univ., USA)
Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind.
- Concise and relatively objective definitions of key terms in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. Sometimes the entries contain longer discussions, bibliographies, and links to other relevant sites. More of such additional materials (and more entries) are promised. There are also brief biographies and outlines of the work of some of the leading figures in contemporary Cognitive Science (not philosophers, for the most part). Entries are peer reviewed by reputable academic philosophers to ensure quality and accuracy.
- Articles on dualism and parapsychology by John Beloff.
- 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.
- Argues that epiphenomenalism, identity theory and parallellism are all incoherent. Unless one denies consciousness only dualistic interactionism and idealism remain viable.
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, the causes of autism, etc. Articles by Gordon, Stich, and others.
Hyponoeticism - New Philosophy of Mind
- A New and Challenging Philosophy of Mind.
Imagination, Mental Imagery, Consciousness, Cognition: Science, Philosophy & History.
- The philosophical, scientific, and historical study of imagination and mental imagery, and their role in consciousness and cognition. Material by the site's creator and many links to other related sites.
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.)
Mental Images: Philosophical Psychology
- Introductory and advanced material on the imagery debate, cognitive science, and metaphysical issues.
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