First year Introductory Course, Carleton University
Fourth year Undergraduate Seminar, McGill University
Situated cognition is an umbrella term for several related views about the mind that have emerged over the last several decades including embodied, embedded, extended and distributed views of the mind. In this course we will explore two of these views in depth as well as consider some of the major objections to each. To do this we will need to understand traditional ‘internalist’ views of cognition that these new theories run up against, as well as clarify some important terminology, such as what we mean when we speak of ‘mindedness’ and ‘mentality’. This will constitute the first of four course sections. In the final three sections we will introduce externalist and situated views of cognition, and look at arguments for and against two of these theories: the embodied mind thesis and the extended mind thesis.
Autonomy and Moral Responsibility
Neuroethics, Neuroscience Program, McGill University: Winter 2017
Philosophy of Language
McGill University: Winter 2016
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University: Summer 2015.
Philosophy of Mind
McGill University: Fall 2014. Fall 2011.
History and Philosophy of Cognitive Science
McGill University: Winter 2015.
Introduction to Philosophy
McGill University: Fall 2013, Winter 2012.