Module 2’s discussion questions will focus upon the content of our textbook’s Chapter 2: Section 2.0-2.4.
Early and continuing participation in these ongoing online “class discussions” is expected throughout the entire duration of each Module. I strongly recommend reading and contributing to these discussions on at least three days a week, every week.
This discussion forum will close at the end of Module 2, after which time no additional discussion posts may be submitted.
Discussion Question A
Mind-Body Problem: What exactly is the mind-body problem? What theory seems to answer the problem best, and why? Please provide particular arguments to support your view.
Discussion Question B
Strong Al: Is it possible for an appropriately programmed computer to have (or develop) a mind? Why or why not? Please do your best to incorporate key concepts from the text into your posts (e.g., multiple realizability, Turing Test and Chinese Room).
- First, respond to EACH of the two Module 2 Discussion Questions presented above (both questions A & B).
- Then, provide additional subsequent followup responses to posts submitted by others (your fellow students, and/or myself) in BOTH of the subsequent discussion threads that will begin to develop and unfold as this Module proceeds.
See the Schedule in the Syllabus Module for due dates and the Rubric attached to this Discussion for grading information.