Lost in the hermeneutic hall of mirrors

Harnad, Stevan (1990) Lost in the hermeneutic hall of mirrors. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 2, 321 - 327..


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ABSTRACT: Critique of Computationalism as merely projecting hermeneutics (i.e., meaning originating from the mind of an external interpreter) onto otherwise intrinsically meaningless symbols. Projecting an interpretation onto a symbol system results in its being reflected back, in a spuriously self-confirming way.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Invited Commentary on: Michael Dyer: Minds, Machines, Searle and Harnad
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 251893
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 1999
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:53
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/251893

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