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Philosophy of mind a.y. 2020/21

Programma

1. The mental and the physical
Descartes and the modern mind
The causal closure of the physical world
The ‘discovery’ of consciousness
Descartes’ ‘internalism’ 
A short history of the self

2. From Cartesian internalism to the extended mind 
The rise (and fall?) of classical cognitive science. 
The relation between personal and sub-personal explanation of mind
The extended mind 

3. Embodiment, (radical) enactivism and the mark of the mental 
The 4E cognitive science (embodied, embedded, enacted, extended)
Radical enactivism and the socially extended mind

Svolgimento

January 20th, 10.30-13.30
January 22nd, 11-13; 14-16

Bibliografia

Suggested readings
 
1. Descartes, R.: Meditations on First Philosophy / Meditazioni metafisiche 
2. Ravenscroft, I., 2005, Philosophy of Mind. A Beginner’s Guide, Oxford University Press
3. Okasha, S., 2016. Philosophy of Science, Second Edition, Oxford University Press 
4. Crane, T., 2015, The Mechanical Mind, Third edition, Routledge [Selected parts]
5. Di Francesco M, Marraffa M, Paternoster  A (2019). Self Narrative as a causal Centre of Gravity, RIFL/SFL – RIVISTA ITALIANA DI FILOSOFIA DEL LINGUAGGIO: 65-75,
DOI: 10.4396/SFL201911.
6. Di Francesco M, Piredda G (2012), La mente estesa. Dove finisce la mente e comincia il resto del mondo?, Mondadori Università, Milano 2012.
7. Gallagher, S, 2018, “The Extended Mind: State of the Question”, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 56, 4, 2018: 421-447.
8. Horgan, T. E., Kriegel, U., 2008, “Phenomenal Intentionality Meets the Extended Mind”, The Monist, 91: 353-80 
9. Di Francesco M, Marraffa M, Tomasetta A (2017). Filosofia della mente. Corpo, coscienza, pensiero, Carocci Editore. [Selected parts]

Esame

The evaluation will be based on an oral exam.
Credits: 2

Michele Di Francesco

Professore Ordinario di Logica e Filosofia della scienza

Ciclo : XXXVI

Tipologia corso : Tipo a

Periodo: Semestre I

Anno accademico: 2020-2021

Luogo : Iuss aula 1-15

Durata : 10 ore