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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.

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Published date: 1990
Additional Information: Invited Commentary on: Michael Dyer: Minds, Machines, Searle and Harnad
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 15 Nov 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:08

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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