DateTopicReading AssignmentsWriting Assignments, etc.
Week 1
Jan 13Organization and Overview
Jan 15Cognitive Prehistory • Descartes selections from Discourse on Method
• Hume Enquiry section 2 and section 3
• Tolman (1948) html pdf
Reaction1 due
Week 2
Jan 19Beyond Behaviorism • Chomsky (1959/1967) html pdf
• Shepard & Metzler (1971) jstor pdf or here
• Skinner (1977) jstor
Jan 21Turing Machines, Functionalism, & Computational Theory of Mind • "Turing Machine" article at Wikipedia or SEP
• SEP "Computational Theory of Mind" html
† [Clark 1]
Reaction2 due
Week 3
Jan 26AI as Empirical Enquiry (or not) • Newell & Simon (1975) pdf
• Schank & Abelson (1977) pdf
† [Clark 2]
† [Schank & Abelson (1995) pdf]
Jan 28More concepts • Goldstone & Kersten (2003) pdf
• Lawrence & Margolis (2011) SEP entry on Concepts
† [Vigo (2010) pdf]
Reaction3 due
Week 4
Feb 02Cognition ← → Brain? • Fodor (1974) pdf
• Marr (1982) chapter 1 pdf and chapter 6 pdf
• Figdor (2010) pdf
† [Clark 3]
† [SEP "Multiple Realizability" html]
Feb 04Turing Test & Chinese Room • Turing (1950) html pdf
• Searle (1980) preprint pdf
Reaction4 due
Week 5
Feb 09Instrumentalism & Rational Believers • Dennett (1981) pdf
• Tversky & Kahneman (1974) jstor pdf
• Todd & Gigerenzer (2007) pdf
Feb 11Connectionism and Eliminativism • Medler (1998) pdf
• Ramsey et al. (1991) jstor pdf
• Churchland 2005 preprint pdf
† [SEP "Connectionism" html]
† [Clark 4]
† [Play with Backprop simulator]
Reaction5 due
Week 6
Feb 16Embodiment • Brooks (1991) pdf
• Clark (1998) pdf
• Barsalou, Smith & Breazeal (2007) pdf
† [Clark 5]
Feb 18Dynamical Systems • Van Gelder (1995) pdf
• Beer (2000) pdf
• Silberstein & Chemero (2008) pdf
† [Clark 6 & 7]
Reaction6 due
Week 7
Feb 23Extended and Collective Minds • Clark & Chalmers (1998) pdf
• Adams & Aizawa 2010 pdf
• Theiner et al. (2010) pdf
Feb 25Shared Intentions Tomasello et al. (2005) pdf (read target article only, which ends on p.691)Reaction7 due
Week 8
Mar 01Language as Tool Clark (2006) pdf
Mar 03Evolutionary Psychology Cosmides & Tooby (1997) html Reaction8 due
Week 9
Mar 08Methodological AdaptationismLloyd (2015) pdf
Mar 10Preview of SterelnyPreface to The Evolved Apprentice Final paper requirements will be discussed
Week of Spring Break
Mar 15spring breakno class meeting
Mar 17spring breakno class meeting
Week 10
Mar 22The Challenge of NoveltyS1
Mar 24Accumulating Cognitive CapitalS2
Week 11
Mar 30Adapted Invidividuals, Adapted EnvironmentsS3
Apr 01The Human Cooperation SyndromeS4Reaction9 due
Week 12
Apr 05Costs and CommitmentsS5
Apr 07Signals, Cooperation, LearningS6
Week 13
Apr 12From Skills to NormsS7
Apr 14Skills to Norms cont'dS7 Reaction10 (book review) due
Week 14
Apr 19Cooperation and ConflictS8
Apr 21tba paper draft due
Week 15
Apr 26Paper workshops
Apr 28Paper workshops
Finals Week
May 04Final paper due