Assignments

  • Study Questions Unit 1:
    • Grice, “Meaning”: 1 and 6
    • Searle, “Meaning”: 2 and 4
    • Lewis, “Coordination and Convention”: 2 and 3
    • Grice, “Logic and Conversation”: 6 and 8
  • Study Questions Unit 2:
    • Turing, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”: 3 and 5
    • Dennett, “True Believers,” 4 and 7
    • Block, “Psychologism and Behaviorism,” 4 and 5
    • Searle, “Minds, Brains, and Programs,” 2 and 7
  • Study Questions Unit 3:
    • Putnam, “Brains in a Vat”: 4 and 5
    • Putnam, “Meaning and Reference”: 3 and 5
    • Burge, “Individualism and the Mental”: 3 and 6
    • Searle, “Are Meanings in the Head?”: 1
  • Study Questions Unit 4:
    • Quine, Word and Object and “Ontological Relativity”: 4, 5, 8, 10
    • Searle, “Indeterminism, Empiricism, and the First Person”: 2
  • Study Questions Unit 5:
    • Davidson, “Radical Interpretation” and “Belief and the Basis of Meaning”: 1, 2, 6, 7
    • Davidson, “A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs”: 3
  • Study Questions Unit 6:
    • Dretske, “If You Can’t Make One,” “Putting Information to Work”: 3, 5, 8
    • Millikan, “Biosemantics,” 2
    • Fodor, “Theory of Content I”: 2, 4
    • Dennett, “Evolution, Error, and Intentionality”: 1
    • Fodor, “Theory of Content II”: 4
  • First paper

  • Second paper

  • Peer review of first paper

  • Study guide for the final exam