COGM121 Философия на когнитивната наука


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic philosophical discussions in cognitive science, related to the concept of representation, the boundaries of cognition, the uses of computational models, the interaction between cognition and culture, and more.

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Когнитивна наука (на английски език)


проф. Лилия Гурова  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• about the role of philosophy in the cognitive revolution;

• what is at stake in the debates about the role of representations and computation in human cognition;

• the philosophical grounds of the cognitive theories of emotions, reasoning, concepts and morality.

2) will be able to:

• outline the different views about the uses of representations, normative rules, and concepts in human cognitive system;

• discuss the evidence for and against the various conceptions of embodied cognition, theory of mind, rationality and cognitive foundations of morality.

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Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Introduction: Philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy in cognitive science, and philosophy at the intersection of cognitive science and philosophy.
  2. The role of philosophy in the history of the cognitive revolution.
  3. Foundational debates: representation and computation
  4. Embodied cognition
  5. Modularity
  6. Theory of mind
  7. Emotions and cognition
  8. Rationality and reasoning
  9. Sociality and the cognitive science of morality
  10. Cognition and evolution
  11. Cognition and culture
  12. Student presentation and discussion

Литература по темите:

Frankish, K., Ramsey, W. (Eds.) (2012). The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science. Cambridge: Cambridge.

Goldman, A. I., & McLaughlin, B. P. (Eds.). (2019). Metaphysics and cognitive science. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Margolis, E., Samuels, R., & Stich, S. P. (Eds.). (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stainton, R. (Ed.) (2006). Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science. Oxford: Blackwell.

Thagard, P. (Ed.) (2007). Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier.