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Office hours: Thursdays 10:30-12 and by appointment, in H&SS 7010
Note that the third paper will count as your final exam: it will be due on the officially assigned day and time of exam week, so that you'll have plenty of time after the end of official course instruction to complete it.
There will be no midterm for the course.
You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the UCSD Policy on Integrity in all respects. In particular, you may not cause or allow your work for this course to resemble that of any other person, and all use of the ideas or words of anyone other than a paper's author must be acknowledged properly. I don't care a huge amount about specific citation formats; I do care a huge amount that sources are acknowledged. As far as collaboration goes, it's fine (it's encouraged) to talk about the philosophical issues with other students or anyone else you like; but when it is time to write up an essay you should do so entirely by yourself. If you have any questions about the Policy on Integrity or how to follow it (e.g., if you are unsure how to cite ideas from other sources) please ask me! I am very happy to help prevent real or apparent violations of academic integrity before they occur, and very unhappy to discover that they have occured. (As you may have noticed, I feel very strongly about this issue.)To ensure standards of academic integrity are met, I'll ask you, as a condition on taking this course, to run all of your assigned work for the course through turnitin.com, which checks your paper for textual similarity to all of the other papers in its databases. (Your submitted papers will also be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database, solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism.) To get started with the system, please see the instructions at http://turnitin.com/resources/documentation/turnitin/training/en_us/Student_Manual_en_us.pdf. You'll need the class name (Philosophy of Psychology: Perception (Winter 2019)), class ID (19893214) and the enrollment key (qualia).
|The perceptual relation||Russell, Problems of Philosophy, chapter 1: Appearance and Reality Ducasse, "Moore's refutation of idealism" Harman, "The intrinsic quality of experience" Siegel, "Contents of Perception" Hinton, "Visual experiences"|
|The senses||Aristotle, De Anima ii 2-3, 6-11 Grice, "Some remarks about the senses" Keeley, "Making sense of the senses: Individuating modalities in humans and other animals" Nudds, "The significance of the senses"|
|Perceptual integration||Pylyshyn, "Is vision continuous with cognition: The case for cognitive impenetrability of visual perception" O'Callaghan, "Seeing what you hear: Cross-modal illusions and perception" Macpherson, "Synesthesia, Functionalism, and Phenomenology" Burnston and Cohen, "Perceptual Integration, Modularity, and Cognitive Penetration"|
|Sensory qualities||Byrne and Hilbert, "Color realism and color science" Cohen, "Color Properties and Color Ascriptions: A Relationalist Manifesto" O'Callaghan, "Constructing a theory of sounds" Batty, "What's that smell?"|