The course does NOT use video, as we believe that slides + voiceover is a more economical means of learning. The method of assessment is essay submission at the end of the course. As with all the other courses recently offered following the AI model, it is NOT accredited by Stanford, but taught exactly as in Stanford for academic credit.
The question “Who am I?” and its related search for a firm reality underlying all appearances has been at the core of humanity’s search for self-understanding. In recent years, neuroscience research has developed to the point where it is beginning to converge with the styles of questioning from philosophy and the “wisdom” traditions. This online course is exactly as taught as an advanced seminar at Stanford, and includes philosophical, neuroscientific, and computational content.
Sign on for this online course by registering for one day’s attendance at http://foundationsofmind.org/register.html
This will also give you access to the video for this landmark conference:
A sample lecture and outline of the course can be found at http://floyddogdesign.com/sean/newsyll2010.html