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    Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind. - Concise and relatively objective definitions of key terms in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. Sometimes the entries contain longer discussions, bibliographies, and links to other relevant sites. More of such additional materials (and more entries) are promised. There are also brief biographies and outlines of the work of some of the leading figures in contemporary Cognitive Science (not philosophers, for the most part). Entries are peer reviewed by reputable academic philosophers to ensure quality and accuracy.

    Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: An Annotated Bibliography - Thousands of entries, categorized by subject matter. From David Chalmers.

    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP). - The leading U.S. organization for discussion between (analytic) philosophers and (mainly cognitively oriented) psychologists.

    Hyponoeticism - New Philosophy of Mind - A New and Challenging Philosophy of Mind.

    Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. - The main institutional center for Consciousness Studies. Host of the TucsonĀ "Toward a Science of Consciousness" conferences, and periodically stages on-line courses on aspects of Consciousness Studies.

    Books about Philosophy of Mind - Commentaries on books and ideas from philosophers of mind including Patricia Churchland, Terrence Sejnowski, Paul Churchland, Ned Block, Owen Flanagan, Daniel Dennett, Georges Rey.

    Philosophy of Mind - By Luca Malatesti. Bibliographies by topic and author, event listings, online texts, new books (with links), and many links to online reference works, relevant institutions, journal home pages, and other sites.

    Daniel C. Dennett - publications and preprints. - This page makes available online versions of many recent (1987-1997) published and unpublished articles, reviews, etc. by this influential and unusually readable philosopher (and by some of his associates).

    Parsimony and the Mind - The principle of parsimony and its application to the mind-body problem

    Cognitive Science - The interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Paul Thagard..

    Philosophy of Mind - From the "Philosophy Research Base" (ErraticImpact.com).

    Non-Cartesian Cognitive Science. - Many helpfully categorized links and introductory material concerning embodied/situated approaches to cognition, ranging from Artificial Life research to Existentialism. By Ronald Lemmen.

    A Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind - Encyclopedia with annotated bibliographies, reviews, discussion forum.

    Mental Images: Philosophical Psychology - Introductory and advanced material on the imagery debate, cognitive science, and metaphysical issues.

    Computing Machinery and Intelligence - The classic 1950 article by Alan Turing on machine intelligence, where he introduces the famous Turing test.

    Mind/Brain resources. - Useful links on cognition and mind from well known cognitively oriented philosopher Valerie Gray Hardcastle.

    The Philosophy and Future of AI - A personal perspective, with many links, from Artificial Intelligence researcher Mark Humphrys.

    Imagination, Mental Imagery, Consciousness and Cognition - The science, philosophy, and history of imagination and mental imagery, and their relevance to the understanding of consciousness and cognition. Online articles, and many links.

    The McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences - An international project looking at issues at the intersection of philosophy and the neurosciences.

    The Extended Mind - This paper by Andy Clark and David Chalmers proposes an active externalist theory of mind - that when we use tools such as paper or computers to aid in our cognition, they become part of our minds.

    Argumentation Map: Do Computers Have to be Conscious to Think? - Argumentation maps propose to map the detailed structure of major philosophical debates in graphical form. Portions of the map of the "Can Computers Think?" debate are now available online.

    Dualism: Papers - Articles on dualism and parapsychology by John Beloff.

    Connectionism - Movement in cognitive science which hopes to explain human intellectual abilities using artificial neural networks. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by James W. Garson.

    Mental Representation - A mental representation is a mental object with semantic properties. According to the Representational Theory of Mind, psychological states are to be understood as relations between agents and mental representations. Article from the Stanford Encyclopedia, by David Pitt.

    Squashed Descartes - Condensed edition of Descartes' 'Meditations', with study notes and glossary.

    The Identity Theory of Mind - Evaluates the theory that holds that states and processes of the mind are identical to states and processes of the brain. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by J. J. C. Smart.

    Epiphenomenalism - Discusses the view that mental events are caused by physical events in the brain, but have no effects upon any physical events. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by William S. Robinson.

    Multiple Realizability - Discusses the contention that a given mental kind (property, state, event) is realized by distinct physical kinds. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by John Bickle.

    The Pre-History of Cognitive Science - An annotated bibliograpy of the models of human cognition of Berkeley, Burton, Hobbes, and Locke. (More figures from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries are promised.)

    Karl Jaspers Forum - An electronic journal and discussion forum for foundational issues in psychology, psychopathology, the mind-brain relation and 'consciousness'. (Not especially focused on the ideas of Jaspers.)

    Folk Psychology vs. Mental Simulation: How Minds Understand Minds - Papers from or relating to Robert Gordon's NEH Seminar on the "Simulation" Theory of "Folk Psychology": relevant to understanding interpersonal understanding, empathy, the nature and origins of mental concepts, the causes of autism, etc. Articles by Gordon, Stich, and others.

    Mind and Body: Rene Descartes to William James - By Robert H. Wozniak, Bryn Mawr College. History of philosophical and scientific reactions to "the Cartesian impasse". Spanish translation available.

    Cognitive Systems - A more precise account of the cognitive neuroscientific notion of cognitive systems is developed in this paper.

    Bibliography on the current debate on commonsense psychology - Folk psychology, "mindreading," eliminative materialism, functionalism, simulation theory, theory-theory, autism, etc. By Alexander Maeder.

    Philosophy of Mind - An introductory essay on the philosophy of mind as it relates to cognitive science. By Rob A. Wilson.

    Exit Epiphenomenalism - Argues that epiphenomenalism, identity theory and parallellism are all incoherent. Unless one denies consciousness only dualistic interactionism and idealism remain viable.


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