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  1. Mary M. Litch (2002). Philosophy Through Film. Routledge.
    Do humans have free Will? What distinguishes morally right from morally wrong action? Does God exist? Does life have meaning? What is the ultimate nature of reality? What are the limits of human knowledge? Philosophy through Film offers a stimulating new way to explore the basic questions of philosophy. Each chapter uses a popular film to examine one such topic- from free will and skepticism to personal identity and artificial intelligence- in an approachable yet philosophically rigorous manner. A wide range (...)
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  2. Mary Litch (1999). David Braddon-Mitchell and Frank Jackson, the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition. Minds and Machines 9 (2):295-300.
  3. Mary Litch (1999). Learning Connectionist Networks and the Philosophy of Psychology. Acta Analytica 22 (22):87-110.
  4. Mary Litch (1997). Computation, Connectionism and Modelling the Mind. Philosophical Psychology 10 (3):357-364.
    Any analysis of the concept of computation as it occurs in the context of a discussion of the computational model of the mind must be consonant with the philosophic burden traditionally carried by that concept as providing a bridge between a physical and a psychological description of an agent. With this analysis in hand, one may ask the question: are connectionist-based systems consistent with the computational model of the mind? The answer depends upon which of several versions of connectionism one (...)
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  5. Mary M. Litch (1996). Traditionalism and Parallel Distributed Processing as Qualitatively Distinct Models of the Mind. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    My main concern in this work is answering the question: does parallel distributed processing as a model of the mind offer a genuine alternative to traditionalism? There has been vigorous debate within the last eight years on the subject of the relative merits of the one model over the other; however, a detailed examination of the nature of their respective differences has not been attempted. ;The mental realm is that realm in which causal interaction is governed by laws quantifying over (...)
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