Final papers are due Saturday 5/14 at 6am.

Here’s the fine print:

Use an MS-Word docx file, and name the file Lastname_Firstname_PHI612.docx, substituting your name in for “Lastname_Firstname”. Format papers single-spaced, with your name and any title you might give to the paper at the top of the first page (don’t use a separate title page). Make the text 12pt Times-Roman (or something close), and set the left margin to 1” and the right margin to 2.5”. Put “Final paper for PHI 612” both as the subject line and at the top of the message body. Be sure to attach the file; and when you send it, please cc: yourself to make sure everything worked OK.

The readings for the 4/28 meeting are in the usual place. We’ll be continuing to talk about chapter 8 of the Gallagher & Zahavi, and we’ll add Dennett’s “Who’s on first? Heterophenomenology explained”, and Rowlands’ “Bringing Philosophy Back: 4e Cognition and the Argument from Phenomenology”. [UPDATE: And the discussion/ToW link is up now.]

For 4/21 meeting

The readings are up in the usual place: Nahmias, “When Consciousness Matters…”; Caruso, “Phenomenology of Free Agency”; Siegel, “The Phenomenology of Efficacy”; Gallagher & Zahavi, Ch 8 (“Agency”) of The Phenomenological Mind; and still some Bayne, “Phenomenology and the Feeling of Doing”.

For 4/14 meeting

Reminder: The readings for this week (4/14 class) are Wegner’s “Precis of The Illusion of Conscious Will” and the responses, and Bayne’s “Phenomenology and the Feeling of Doing: Wegner on the Conscious Will”. I’ve also added a tiny excerpt from the Wegner book (just a few pages) describing the “I spy” experiment more; and I’ll remind you that both the Pockett and and Mele from last week are relevant set-up.

The discussion/ToW post is available now too.

More readings

First, just a reminder that the readings for this week (4/14 class) are Wegner’s “Precis of The Illusion of Conscious Will” and the responses, and Bayne’s “Phenomenology and the Feeling of Doing: Wegner on the Conscious Will”.

Second, I’ll note that there are more readings in the “Misc Stuff” subdirectory of the usual GDrive folder that some of you might find interesting or helpful for your further research and papers. I encourage you to look in there.

Three readings await you in the usual place for our next meeting (3/31): Papineau’s “What Exactly is the Explanatory Gap?”, Thompson’s “Sensorimotor Subjectivity and the Enactive Approach to Experience”, and the tiny little primer by me, “Are Phenomenological Properties Potent?”

The ToW topic for this week is available via the discussion link. Due 6am Thu 03/24.

We’ll still be talking some about the Prinz and Siegel, and also a new piece by Noë and O’Regan (“On the Brain-Basis of Visual Consciousness…”), which is available in the usual place.

The ToW topic for this week is available via the discussion link. Due 6am Thu 03/10.

I’m still looking for 1 or 2 more volunteers to present a bit (even just 10 minutes) this week on a topic of your choice related to the Siegel book. Send me a note today if you might do that.

Also, I’m going to add the following two short readings for this week, available in the usual place:

  • Prinz, “Siegel’s Get Rich Quick Scheme”
  • Siegel, “Reply to Prinz”

There’s also a very short precis of the book by Siegel, (“Precis of Contents of Visual Experience”) if you’re interested.

ToW for Thu 2/25

The ToW topic for next week is available via the discussion link. Due 6am Thu 02/25.

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