2016 - 2017

  Symbols - Language, Computation, Thought  
Prof. eli dresnerGilman-humanities280 1400-1600 Sem  1
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description
In this course we will examine a series of contexts in which there is appeal to the notions of symbol and symbolic process – from those that have to do with language, through discussions in the philosophy of mathematics and the theory of computation, to theories according to which human thought consists in symbolic computation. The emerging picture is of a multi-disciplinary conceptual development that spans such diverse domains of inquiry as anthropology, linguistics, computer science, cognitive science and, of course, philosophy.

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