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Here is the article by Alan Turing.


Turing, Computing Machinery and Intelligence.pdf


Next week (6, 7 November) we will discuss the following article by Thomas Nagel.


Nagel, Whatis It Like to be a Bat.pdf


For our discussion of Ludwig Wittgenstein, please follow the link to Lois Shawver's Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations. You'll likely find it useful to read that webpage prior to reading the commentary. Regardless, we will discuss aphorisms 1-10 and 21-30.


Here are the Franz Brentano readings. (If you'd like to learn more about Brentano, click on his name to read the Wikipedia entry.)


Brentano Readings.pdf


Source: Franz Brentano, The Origin of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, trans. Cecil Hague (Archibald Constable and Company, 1902).


And here are the Jean-Paul Sartre readings.


Sartre, Existentialism is a Humanism.pdf



For now, the Tuesday, 16 October, readings from David Hume are below. When you click on "Hume, First Readings.doc" the first set of readings should download to your desktop as a Word document. Please print off the readings and bring them to class. Thanks!


Hume, First Readings.doc


See you soon.





Here are the second set of Hume readings for Wednesday, 17 October. The are slightly longer than the first set of readings, so you may wish to start reading a bit earlier than usual.

Hume, Second Readings.doc


Here are the third set of Hume readings for Friday, 19 October.

Hume, Third Readings.doc


NB: The readings posted here are now in the public domain, which means their copyrights have expired and have not been renewed.





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