課程資訊
課程名稱
認知科學哲學
PHILOSOPHY OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE 
開課學期
98-2 
授課對象
文學院  哲學研究所  
授課教師
彭孟堯 
課號
Phl7736 
課程識別碼
124 M4330 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期五2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
哲研討室一 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。
總人數上限:15人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/982cognsci 
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課程概述

Contemporary cognitive science, taking "computation" and "representation" as its two main core concepts, studies the "realm of the mental" in scientific ways. Philosophy has been participating in forming, shaping, and developing cognitive science. This course will introduce philosophical issues and problems about cognitive scientific researches. Here are some: cognitive structure (the debate between classicism and connectionism), modularity, level analysis and hierarchical ontology, mental content and mental causation, consciousness and the meta-hard problem, and concept and conceptual combination. 

課程目標
To introduce students to philosophical issues concerning contemporary cognitive sciences. 
課程要求
• One research report (30 %):
(1) 4-6 pages long.
(2) A research report is not yet a paper. However, it must not be mere organized summaries of the topics to survey. The idea is that you pick up a specific issue or problem and find out what philosophers have said for and against it. Try to show the dialectics (the line of argumentation, the development of thoughts).
(3) no less than three references (articles/books not included in our reading materials)
• Term Paper (50%):
(1) Term paper topic can be an enlarged and revised version of your research report, or it may be one of the topics you find interesting in our class. Make sure to consult with me before you decide your paper topic.
(2) 10-15 pages, 1.5 spaced, reference pages not included.
(3) Proposal (10%): The proposal for your term paper states in a general and sketchy way what you intend to do in your term paper. It should include the problem/issue to be discussed, why it is a problem, arguments for and against some proposed solutions to the problem, some difficulties you might have, and your own view. Possible further readings should also be included. Presentation of the proposal takes one hour. However, you should spend no more than 15 minutes in giving your presentation. The rest is to be devoted to discussions (criticisms, clarifications, suggestions, etc.). You should give everyone a copy of your proposal one week before your own presentation.
(4) Presentation (10%): to present assigned reading materials; one hour talk, two hours discussions; prepare a copy of your handout for the class. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
備註: 2:00pm--3:00pm, 週三、週四 
參考書目
1. Clark, A. (2001), Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. other supplementary materials 
指定閱讀
1. Clark, A. (2001), Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. other supplementary materials
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
research report 
30% 
 
2. 
Term Paper 
50% 
 
3. 
Proposal 
10% 
 
4. 
Presentation 
10% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/25  general introduction 
第2週
3/04  general introduction 
第3週
3/11  general introduction 
第4週
3/18  presentation: Appendix I 
第5週
3/25  presentation: chap.2 
第6週
4/01  presentation: chap.4 
第7週
4/08  presentation: chap.6 
第8週
4/15  presentation: classicism vs. connectionism 
第9週
4/22  mid-term exam. week 
第10週
4/29  presentation: modularity; proposal 
第11週
5/06  presentation: chap.3; proposal 
第12週
5/13  presentation: chap.5; proposal 
第13週
5/20  presentation: mental causation; proposal 
第14週
5/27  presentation: mental representation and mental content; proposal 
第15週
6/03  presentation: mental representation and mental content; proposal 
第16週
6/10  presentation: chap.7; proposal 
第17週
6/17  presentation: Appendix II; proposal