Extra optional readings:
Harnad, S. (2011) Minds, Brains and Turing. Consciousness Online 3.
Harnad, S. (2014) Animal pain and human pleasure: ethical dilemmas outside the classroom. LSE Impact Blog 6/13 June 13 2014
Dennett, D. (unpublished) The fantasy of first-person science.
"I find it ironic that while Chalmers has made something of a mission of trying to convince scientists that they must abandon 3rd-person science for 1st-person science, when asked to recommend some avenues to explore, he falls back on the very work that I showcased in my account of how to study human consciousness empirically from the 3rd-person point of view. Moreover, it is telling that none of the work on consciousness that he has mentioned favorably addresses his so-called Hard Problem in any fashion; it is all concerned, quite appropriately, with what he insists on calling the easy problems. First-person science of consciousness is a discipline with no methods, no data, no results, no future, no promise. It will remain a fantasy."
Dan Dennett's Video (2012)
Week 10 overview:
see also How/Why The Hard Problem is Hard: http://andara.uqam.ca/Panopto/Content/Sessions/e77674a1-a902-40e0-a9ac-7a96185c4399/78025b8e-68cf-4256-b663-3ac51c8ed100-f13e20f4-93f1-4af9-9ba0-8d2c221be233.mp4
and also this (from week 10 of the very first year this course was given, 2011):