Philosophy: Minds and Machines

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What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Can computers think? Do we perceive reality as it is? Can there be a science of consciousness?

This course explores these questions and others. It is a thorough, rigorous introduction to contemporary philosophy of mind.

According to many scientists and philosophers, explaining the nature of consciousness is the deepest intellectual challenge of all. If you find consciousness at all puzzling, this is a great place to start learning more.

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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 11 months ago
I am studying software engineering specialized in intelligent systems and this course provided me extensive knowledge about the theoretical side of artificial intelligence. I think Alex Byrne is an excellent lecturer and the topics are really interesting so I can only recommend enrolling 'Minds and Machines'.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
This is a wonderful course, big thank you to all involved, including the students who participated in discussions. At the end of the course I literally felt dizzy from thinking about deep deep topics. Potential students should appreciate that for many of us this was a very difficult course with hard exams. That appropriately reflects the difficulty of the subject. Once again, thank you to all involved.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
This course has been great. The topics covered are interesting as they are challenging and the teaching team is great, they always attend doubts of suggestions.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
As my colleague here, just the trailer is awesome. I've been following already 3 courses on Philosophy with glimpses on Philosophy of the mind and I'm really hoping to hop in this 12 week course on that! :D
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3 years, 7 months ago
...and this is just for this course's trailer... 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 100
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