Phil 102A F18: Exam 2 Study Guide

Part I: Fill-in-the-Blank. You should know the definitions of the following vocabulary terms. A word bank will be provided on the exam. 
  • Materialism
  • Idealism
  • Dualism
  • Monism
  • Pluralism
  • Cartesian Dualism
  • Substance Dualism
  • Popular Dualism
  • Property Dualism
  • Epiphenomenalism
  • Interactionist Property Dualism
  • Reductionism
  • qualia
  • Turing Machine
  • Atman
  • Brahman
  • Anatman
Part II: Short Answer. You should be able to explain the following:
  • Descartes' Cogito Argument.
  • Descartes' account of Thinking Things and Extended Substances.
  • The different kinds of dualism.
  • The four arguments in support of Dualism and Churchland's responses.
  • Churchland's three arguments against dualism.
  • Nagel's attack on reductionism.
  • The difference between Strong and Weak Artificial Intelligence.
  • The Turing Test.
  • The Chinese Room Argument.
  • Some of the differences and similarities between the Hindu and Buddhist conceptions of the self.
Part III: Essay. You should be prepared to write an essay in which you relate the film AI: Artificial Intelligence to two of the authors we have studied. You should be particularly focused on the question of whether or not David is truly in love, or merely simulating it. The essay should be 1-2 pages long.