Friday, April 29, 2016

We'll finish up Greene's article and try to get halfway through Haidt and Kesibir's piece "Morality." I'll have study questions relating to the latter posted by today.

I'll have your essays graded by Sunday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

We'll finish up Campbell's paper on Schizophrenia and hopefully do Greene's "From neural "is" to moral "ought" " It is very short and I will have study questions up on that paper by early this afternoon.

Monday, April 25, 2016

I'll get your 3rd analyses graded by the weekend. The target article for you last analysis is 

I am changing the due date to May 17th which is the day scheduled for our final. (There is no final.)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Here's a recent piece by Alison Gopnik in The Atlantic reviewing Frans de Waal's new book on animal intelligence.

We'll do Campbell on Schizophrenia Tuesday. I'll get the rest of the questions up by tomorrow.

Good luck to Joe and Danielle this weekend!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

As noted we'll try to finish up Pickard and get started on Campbell. Listen to the Campbell podcast and do at least half of the questions. You can do the remaining ones with the second installment w/o penalty.

Friday, April 15, 2016

We'll do Pickard's piece on addiction Tuesday and Campbell's on Schizophrenia Thursday. Study questions on the first will be up by today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

We will discuss Knobe' paper on free will and the scientific vision tomorrow.  Don't forget that today at 1:30 PM in the Forest Suite Danielle and the other winners of the Nammour student essay competition will be presenting their papers.

Friday, April 8, 2016

It looks like the strike has been averted. Plan on a normal week next week.
We'll do Prinz's Are Emotions Feelings? on Tuesday. It's a short article and the first half covers ground we are familiar with. I'm going to give you a break from study questions on that day. Instead, for Tuesday I want everyone to come in with one well-developed question relating to these two papers, as well as a proposed answer to it. We'll discuss each one in detail.

If we meet on Thursday we'll move on to Free Will and the Scientific vision by Knobe. I'll have questions for you on that by Monday in any case.

We're currently hopeful that the strike will be called off sometime today, but I'll let you know.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

We'll try to finish up Prinz's "Which emotions are basic?" on Thursday.

Next week there is faculty strike scheduled which I will be honoring. If it occurs, this will affect our Thursday class and we will not meet. However, we will definitely meet if the strike does not occur or if it ends prior to Thursday, even if it is late Wednesday night. I will keep you posted in this space. It is possible that the strike will continue into the following week and affect our Tuesday class as well.

Your 3rd analysis assingment is "Destructive Emotions," by Owen Flanagan. I have pushed back the due date one week, so it is now due on the 24th.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Joe shared this Daniel Dennett video which Professor McCormick assigned in a different class. At the 53 minute mark he has a discussion with Patricia Churchland about animal cognition and the evolution of reasons.