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Maturana’s Autopoietic Hermeneutics Versus Turing’s Causal Methodology for Explaining Cognition (Reply to A. Kravchenko (2007) Whence the autonomy? A comment on Harnad and Dror (2006)

Maturana’s Autopoietic Hermeneutics Versus Turing’s Causal Methodology for Explaining Cognition (Reply to A. Kravchenko (2007) Whence the autonomy? A comment on Harnad and Dror (2006)
Maturana’s Autopoietic Hermeneutics Versus Turing’s Causal Methodology for Explaining Cognition (Reply to A. Kravchenko (2007) Whence the autonomy? A comment on Harnad and Dror (2006)
Kravchenko (2007) suggests replacing Turing’s suggested method for explaining cognizers’ cognitive capacity through autonomous robotic modelling by ‘autopoeisis, Maturana’s extremely vague metaphor for the relations and interactions among organisms and their environments. I suggest that this would be an exercise in hermeneutics rather than causal explanation.
Cognition, computation, artificial intelligence, Turing Test, neural networks, robotics, consciousness, feeling, mind-reading, autopoiesis, Maturana
Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan (2007) Maturana’s Autopoietic Hermeneutics Versus Turing’s Causal Methodology for Explaining Cognition (Reply to A. Kravchenko (2007) Whence the autonomy? A comment on Harnad and Dror (2006) Pragmatics and Cognition

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Kravchenko (2007) suggests replacing Turing’s suggested method for explaining cognizers’ cognitive capacity through autonomous robotic modelling by ‘autopoeisis, Maturana’s extremely vague metaphor for the relations and interactions among organisms and their environments. I suggest that this would be an exercise in hermeneutics rather than causal explanation.

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Published date: 2007
Keywords: Cognition, computation, artificial intelligence, Turing Test, neural networks, robotics, consciousness, feeling, mind-reading, autopoiesis, Maturana
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 263810
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263810
PURE UUID: 71c2d7b4-1138-4fc5-a03e-080d66f66ae3

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:42

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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