Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness
422-6424, CA D6
FINAL PAPER TOPIC
(DUE Thurs 5/16. Up to 10 pages.)
Of all the positions covered in this course, select ONE position you would
like to defend. Select TWO AUTHORS who represent your position (if
you can only find one, that would be fine, but see if you can find another
one that might be partially similar). Explain your position, as well
as the points you agree with in the two articles. Then, select TWO
AUTHORS who would be your critics. Explain the possible criticisms
(to your position) in the two critics’ articles you have selected.
Then, explain why your critics might be wrong (counter-arguments).
In other words, why is your position more preferable as a theory of consciousness?
In what way are your critics misguided? Justify your position.
If you would like to discuss more than 4 authors total, that would be
fine, but please check with me first.
You can expand on the midterm paper if you wish.
Feel free to cover the articles we did not discuss in class, from the
textbook, or from outside sources. Make sure you make clear citations.
You can send the paper in to me electronically, but be sure to get a
reply from me, saying that I got your paper and can open it properly.
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