Rick Grush's Video Podcasts

 

[ Lectures for Philosophy 10, Introduction to Logic ]

 [ Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture, Presented April 2, 2004, University of Pittsburgh ]

 [ Locating subjects of experience in the natural order, first presented April 7, 2006, UC San Diego ]

 [ Tutorial on the making of the video podcasts ]

 [ Walkthrough for how to obtain and play video podcasts ]

 

 

I am going to attempt to make available as podcasts a number of my research talks and some lectures. On this page is a llist of those that are now available, as well as, when appropriate, links to supplemental materials, such as associated powerpoint or keynote presentations and/or written text.

Real-sized image from iPod (320x240) version of a research lecture (the Horowitz Memorial Lecture). Full-sized versions (640x480) are twice as large.

 

Locating Subjects of Experience in the Natural Order (67 minutes)

[ Link to Free Podcast on iTunes]
[ right-click (windows) or control-click (Mac) to download quicktime movie 35MB]

This is a podcast version of a research lecture I presented at UCSD on April 7, 2006. Abstract:

Each of us has, or is, a mind or a self, or to use the term I will prefer in this paper, a subject. But what exactly is a subject? I will initially approach this question indirectly by asking a related question, namely, what is the subject’s location? I will develop a somewhat elaborate thought experiment, inspired by Dennett’s ‘Where am I?’, whose goal is to motivate the question, and focus attention on what I take to be the two most plausible answers: i) the subject is where the brain is; ii) the subject is where its point of view is. I will try to motivate a choice of (ii) over (i). I will do so by arguing that the subject is primarily a content-level phenomenon, roughly, the subject is implicitly defined or determined by the contents – including perceptual and experiential – jointly grasped. And because many of the contents grasped have implicit and explicit location information built into them, the subject determined by these contents has its location determined by the location-relevant aspects of those contents. I will try to illustrate this thesis by means of the special case of subjective time-determination, the same phenomenon that Kant appealed to in his Refutation of Idealism in the B edition of the first Critique (as well as other texts). The discussion, I hope, will shed light both on the contemporary project of understanding the physical bases of subjectivity, and on what I take to be a core driving thought behind Kant’s Refutation of Idealism.

 

Fourth Annual Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture (88 minutes)

[ Link to Free Podcast on iTunes]
[ right-click (windows) or control-click (Mac) to download quicktime movie 91MB]

This is a podcast version of the Horowitz Lecture I presented at the University of Pittsburgh on April 2, 2004. Those present at the lecture then will recall that it was beset with technical difficulties, which forced me to abandon the visuals. This enhanced podcast includes the visuals that I had intended to be part of the original talk. I should also note that if I were to give this same talk again, I would alter a few of the things that I said. Nevertheless, what is here is the exact content I presened in 2004, including those few things that I would no longer unreservedly endorse. I am grateful to Joseph Camp for the invitation to present this lecture. It was a singular honor, given the extremely high esteem that I, like anyone who knew her, had for Tamara.

 

Lectures for Philosophy 10: Introduction to Logic

Link to all lectures on Yahoo Video ]
[ Link to Free Podast of 640x480 video version on iTunes ]
[ Link to Free Podast of 320x240 video ipod version on iTunes ]

[ Link to Free Podcast of Audio only version with pdfs of slides ]

For direct downloads without going through iTunes or Yahoo Video, scroll down.

 

All lectures for Philosophy 10, Introduction to Logic, are available as videos and video podcasts. There are 3 formats: i) Quicktime files that can be played on any computer (Mac, Windows, Linux) with any of a number of media viewers, including Apple's Quicktime -- links to these media files are below on this page; ii) large video podcasts (640x480), available for free from the Apple iTunes Music Store, playable with iTunes (go to iTunes Music Store, and search for 'Grush', or click here); and iii) smaller video podcasts (320x240), specifically for playback on Video iPods, also available from iTunes Music Store for free (search for 'Grush', or click here.)  

Real-sized image of iPod (320x240) version of logic lecture. Full-sized versions (640x480) are twice as large.

 

Lectures 01-05, on formalization and truth table methods (first third of course)

Lecture 01: Introduction to the class, and to the topic (50min)
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quicktime video
44MB; mp3 audio 17MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 40KB

Lecture 02: Arguments, statements, and recursion (58min)
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quicktime video 30MB; mp3 audio 20MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 100KB

Lecture 03: Translating natural language into formal notation (78min)
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quicktime video
48MB; mp3 audio 27MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 112KB

Lecture 04: Truth functions and truth tables (83min)
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quicktime video 50MB; mp3 audio 29MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 180KB

Lecture 05: Equivalence, consistency, implication, & validity (52min)
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quicktime video
30MB; mp3 audio 18MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 205KB

Lectures 06-10, on Proofs in Sentential Logic (second third of course)

Lecture 06: Introduction to proofs in sentential logic (49min)
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quicktime video 27MB; mp3 audio 17MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 90KB

Lecture 07: Proofs in sentential logic, continued (44min)
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quicktime video 24MB; mp3 audio 15MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 100KB

Lecture 08: Proofs continued, indirect proof (51min)
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quicktime video 28MB; mp3 audio 18MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 110KB

Lecture 09: Conditional proof, nested subproofs, tautologies (51min)
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quicktime video 25MB; mp3 audio 18MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 100KB

Lecture 10: Proofs: clarifications and common errors (76min)
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quicktime video 48MB; mp3 audio 27MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 124KB

Lectures 11-15, on Informal Fallacies (last third of the course)

Lecture 11: Informal fallacies (47min)
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quicktime video 26MB; mp3 audio 16MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 65KB

Lecture 12: Informal fallacies (continued) (47min)
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quicktime video 23MB; mp3 audio 16MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 16KB

Lecture 13: Informal fallacies (continued) (52min)
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quicktime video 27MB; mp3 audio 18MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 70KB

Lecture 14: Informal fallacies (continued) (48min)
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quicktime video 26MB; mp3 audio 17MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 80KB

Lecture 15: Informal fallacies, additional examples (53min)
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quicktime video 26MB; mp3 audio 19MB; .pdf of powerpoint slides 72KB

 

A brief tutorial on how I make the video podcasts

[ Link to Free Podcast on iTunes ]

Since I posted my logic lectures, a number of people have asked me how I make them. Linked below is a video of about 27 minutes walking through my procedure including the equipment and software I use. It is a 640x480 mp4 file, playable with quicktime or itunes. It is about 22MB.