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Searle's Chinese Room Argument

Harnad, Stevan (2005) Searle's Chinese Room Argument In, Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Macmillan

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Summary of Searle's "Chinese Room Argument" showing that cognition cannot be just computation. Searle implements a computer programme that can pass the Turing Test in Chinese. Searle does not understand Chinese in doing so, hence neither does the computer.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Commentary On: Searle, John. R. (1980) Minds, brains, and programs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (3): 417-457 http://www.bbsonline.org/documents/a/00/00/04/84/bbs00000484-00/bbs.searle2.html
Keywords: Searle, Chinese Room Argument, cognition, computation, computationalism, "Strong AI", symbol grounding
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 260424
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260424
PURE UUID: f3175ec0-82b9-4d51-915b-cf6715694ba6

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Date deposited: 02 Feb 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:13

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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