Seminar on Mind & Language

Spring 2010

New York University,

Department of Philosophy

2nd floor Seminar Room

4:00 PM-7:00 PM

5 Washington Place

New York NY 10003

 

The Seminar on Mind and Language will be conducted by Ned Block and Jesse Prinz.  Each week there will be a visitor who will respond to questions but who will not give a presentation. Those who attend the Seminar are expected to read the paper for that week in advance.  A preparation session, restricted to students, will meet on Mondays from 5PM to 6PM.  Papers to be discussed will be posted to this web site one week in advance.

 

Schedule of Visitors

 

January 19

Ned Block

NYU

“Attention and Mental Paint

January 26

Uriah Kriegel

University of Arizona

“The Experiential Origins of Intentionality”

(Chapter One of "The Sources of Intentionality")

 

Background Reading:

Š        Table of Contents for Sources of Intentionality

Š       Introduction to Sources of Intentionality

Š       Bibliography

 

February 2

Frédérique de Vignemont

CNRS / NYU

“What is it like to feel your pain?” (co-authored with Pierre Jacob) Accessible only with a password mentioned in class.  If you are attending the class but don’t have the password, email Jon Simon, jonathan.simon@nyu.edu

February 9

Christopher Peacocke

Columbia University

"Subjects, Consciousness and Perceptual Content  Accessible only with a password mentioned in class.  If you are attending the class but don’t have the password, email Jon Simon, jonathan.simon@nyu.edu

February 16 

Michael Tye

University of Texas, Austin

“Attention, Seeing and Change Blindness” Accessible only with a password mentioned in class.  If you are attending the class but don’t have the password, email Jon Simon, jonathan.simon@nyu.edu

February 23

Jesse Prinz

CUNY

 Is Attention Necessary and Sufficient for Consciousness?

Supplementary Note 1: Inattentional Amnesia

Supplementary Note 2: Neural Correlates of Attention

March 2 

Farid Masrour

NYU

“The Geometry of Visual Space and the Nature of Visual Experience”  First draft—please do not circulate

March 9

David Rosenthal

CUNY

“Sensory Qualities, Consciousness and Perception  If you are in a hurry, section 6 can be skipped.  Accessible only with a password. If you are attending the class but don’t have the password, email Jon Simon, jonathan.simon@nyu.edu

 

Background Reading: “Explaining Consciousness”

 

 

March 23

Susanna Siegel

Harvard University

 “When are Cognitive Penetrators Undercutters?”

Background reading: “Cognitive Penetrability and Perceptual Justification”

March 30

Alex Byrne

MIT

 “Knowing What I See” Accessible only with a password mentioned in class.

Background Readings:

Introspection, http://mit.edu/abyrne/www/introspection.pdf

Knowing that I am thinking, http://mit.edu/abyrne/www/knowingthatIamthinking.pdf

 

April 6 

Imogen Dickie

University of Toronto / NYU

"Visual Attention Fixes Demonstrative Reference by Eliminating Referential Luck"

April 13

Alvin Goldman & Karen Shanton

Rutgers University

 Alvin Goldman & Karen Shanton, "The Case for Simulation Theory

Alvin Goldman, “Appendix: Can Unconscious States be Introspected” (The Appendix is in the same file as the paper.)

April 20

David Chalmers

ANU / NYU

 The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis

April 27

Tyler Burge

UCLA

Propositional Attitudes and Reason Accessible only with a password mentioned in class

May 4 

Alva Noe

UC Berkeley

 Cancelled.  No class on May 4th

 

Past Seminars on Mind & Language:

2008

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997