<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Computers (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22527.htm">Thesis - Computers</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22527.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1244.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1244.htm">Computers</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2017. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_2"></A></u> (as at 27/06/2018 09:24:29): Computers</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>This Note is restricted to the role Computers play in the philosophy of Mind and Personal Identity. While I am an <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalist</A><SUP>4</SUP>, the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1137.htm">mind</A><SUP>5</SUP> and <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_55.htm">brain</A><SUP>6</SUP> are important topics in alternative accounts  in particular the <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_114.htm">Psychological View</A><SUP>7</SUP> and the <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.htm">Constitution View</A><SUP>8</SUP>. </li><li>The  Computer Model of the mind seems to be the dominant paradigm in neuroscience. This is the view that the brain operates like a digital computer. This is disputed by (eg.) <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22515.htm">Epstein (Robert) - The empty brain</A>". </li><li>There s a cross-over in much of the above topic with <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_72.htm">Functionalism</A><SUP>9</SUP>. </li><li>Where this gets exciting is in the <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_939.htm">Transhumanist</A><SUP>10</SUP> hope of uploading <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_734.htm">(you</A><SUP>11</SUP>, or your mind) to a computer. This will be dealt with under the head of <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1246.htm">Uploading</A><SUP>12</SUP>. </li><li>A related issue  also currently noted under Transhumanism  is whether we are (most probably) living in a computer simulations, whether or not we might have been uploaded there. </li><li>Also, there s the whole question of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_13">Artificial Intelligence</A></U><SUB>13</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_13"></A>, and in particular whether computers  or maybe even computer programs  might ever become <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">persons</A><SUP>14</SUP>. </li><li>This topic might get caught up in the  <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_15">Connectionism</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_15"></A> debate, and whether connectionism  which seeks to adopt the neural connectionist architecture of the brain  can account for the  <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_16">systematicity of cognition</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_16"></A> . I don t want to stray too far down this interesting path. </li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_17">Links</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_17"></A> to this Note, <a href="Notes_1244_Links.htm">Click here</a>. Unfortunately, there are so many links that I ve not been able to make use of them as yet. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_18">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>18</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_18"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_19">include</A></U><SUB>19</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_19"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21910.htm">Ball (Philip) - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter</A>", Ball</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6319.htm">Bostrom (Nick) - Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?</A>", Bostrom</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6322.htm">Bostrom (Nick) - How Long Before Superintelligence?</A>", Bostrom</li><li><a name="73"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5744.htm">Christian (Brian) - The Most Human Human: A Defence of Humanity in the Age of the Computer</A>", Christian</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21149.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Self: Philosophy In Transit: Prologue</A>", Dainton</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_802.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Where Am I?</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_20">Dennett</A></U><SUB>20</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_20"></A></li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22515.htm">Epstein (Robert) - The empty brain</A>", Epstein</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22232.htm">Graziano (Michael) - Endless fun</A>", Graziano</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19188.htm">Lavelle (Suilin) - Minds, Brains and Computers</A>", Lavelle</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6065.htm">MacKay (Donald) - Computer Software and Life After Death</A>", MacKay</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_732.htm">Maxwell (Grover) - Intentionality: Hardware, not software</A>", Maxwell</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23280.htm">Price (Huw), Cave (Stephen), Iida (Fumiya), Etc. - Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us: Part 1</A>", Price Etc</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23286.htm">Price (Huw), Cave (Stephen), Iida (Fumiya), Etc. - Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us: Part 2</A>", Price Etc</li><li><a name="74"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1336.htm">Searle (John) - Minds, Brains and Science: The 1984 Reith Lectures</A>", Searle</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_678.htm">Searle (John) - Minds, Brains, and Programs</A>", Searle</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21053.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - Philosophy and the Mind/Body Problem</A>", Snowdon</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4531.htm">Shipley (G.J.) - Review of Andy Clark's 'Natural-Born Cyborgs'</A>", Shipley</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3672.htm">Wilkes (Kathleen) - Models of Mind</A>", Wilkes</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19031.htm">Zimmerman (Dean) - Bodily Resurrection: The Falling Elevator Model Revisited</A>", Zimmerman </li></ol></li><li>There is currently no categorised reading-list for this topic. A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_21">might start with</A></U><SUB>21</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_21"></A>:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21284.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Why Computers Can't Act</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12568.htm">Barberousse (Anouk), Francescelli (Sara) & Imbert (Cyrille) - Computer Simulations as Experiments</A>", Barberousse</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13215.htm">Barbour (Ian) - Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, and Human Nature: Theological and Philosophical Reflections</A>", Barbour</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_402.htm">Block (Ned) - The Mind as the Software of the Brain</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_22">Block</A></U><SUB>22</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_22"></A></li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_11/Abstract_11406.htm">Brennan (Andrew) - Survival</A>", Brennan</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15968.htm">Bynum (Terrell Ward) - Two Philosophers of the Information Age</A>", Bynum</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5099.htm">Campbell (Scott) - Persons and Substances</A>", Campbell</li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5867.htm">Churchland (Paul) & Churchland (Patricia) - Could a Machine Think?</A>", Churchland</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6703.htm">Cole (David) - Artificial Intelligence and Personal Identity</A>", Cole</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21627.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Artifactual Selves: a Response to Lynne Rudder Baker</A>", Dennett</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21635.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - When Hal Kills, Who's to Blame? Computer Ethics</A>", Dennett</li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_797.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Why You Can't Make a Computer that Feels Pain</A>", Dennett</li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12378.htm">Fetzer (James) - Computers and Cognition</A>", Fetzer</li><li><a name="44"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12570.htm">Frigg (Roman) & Reiss (Julian) - The Philosophy of Simulation: Hot New Issues or Same Old Stew?</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_23">Frigg</A></U><SUB>23</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_23"></A></li><li><a name="75"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_471.htm">Gelernter (David) - The Muse in the Machine - Computers and Creative Thought</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_24">Gelernter</A></U><SUB>24</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_24"></A></li><li><a name="45"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20822.htm">Goertzel (Ben) - Artificial General Intelligence and the Future of Humanity</A>", Goertzel</li><li><a name="46"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17044.htm">Graham (George) - Mind and Belief in Computers</A>", Graham</li><li><a name="47"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19210.htm">Hauser (Larry) - Artificial Intelligence</A>", Hauser</li><li><a name="48"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15889.htm">Hofstadter (Douglas) - Who Shoves Whom around inside the Careenium? Or What Is the Meaning of the Word 'I'?</A>", Hofstadter</li><li><a name="49"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22062.htm">Kaess (Genevieve) - Could Consciousness Emerge from a Machine Language?</A>", Kaess</li><li><a name="50"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_750.htm">Kim (Jaegwon) - Mind as a Computer: Machine Functionalism</A>", Kim</li><li><a name="51"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6789.htm">Leiber (Justin) - Can Animals and Machines Be Persons? : Introduction, Setting, Notes & Reading List</A>", Leiber</li><li><a name="52"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1578.htm">Nagel (Thomas) - Searle: Why We Are Not Computers</A>", Nagel</li><li><a name="53"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7350.htm">Olson (Eric) - Computer-Generated Life</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="54"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12564.htm">Parker (Wendy) - Does Matter Really Matter? Computer Simulations, Experiments, and Materiality</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_25">Parker</A></U><SUB>25</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_25"></A></li><li><a name="76"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1338.htm">Pollock (John L.) - How to Build a Person: A Prolegomenon</A>", Pollock</li><li><a name="55"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20277.htm">Pollock (John L.) - What Am I? Virtual Machines and the Mind/Body Problem</A>", Pollock</li><li><a name="56"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21673.htm">Sandberg (Anders) & Bostrom (Nick) - Whole Brain Emulation: A Roadmap</A>", Sandberg</li><li><a name="57"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4916.htm">Searle (John) - Can Computers Think?</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_26">Searle</A></U><SUB>26</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_26"></A></li><li><a name="58"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21940.htm">Searle (John) - Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program?</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22527_27">Searle</A></U><SUB>27</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22527_27"></A></li><li><a name="59"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17003.htm">Searle (John) -  I Married a Computer : An Exchange (between Ray Kurzweil and John Searle)</A>", Searle</li><li><a name="77"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_148.htm">Searle (John) - The Rediscovery of the Mind</A>", Searle</li><li><a name="78"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_550.htm">Simons (Geoff) - Are Computers Alive? Evolution and New Life Forms</A>", Simons</li><li><a name="60"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15890.htm">Steele (Guy L.) - Comments on Hofstadter's 'Who Shoves Whom around inside the Careenium?'</A>", Steele</li><li><a name="61"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_745.htm">Wilensky (Robert) - Computers, cognition and philosophy</A>", Wilensky</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>28</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (27/06/2018 09:24:29). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1244.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_13"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_13"><B>Footnote 13</A></B></U>: I can t get into this in any detail. <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_15"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_15"><B>Footnote 15</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I have the following items on Connectionism (amongst many others):-<BR>&rarr; <a name="62"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_696.htm">Bechtel (William) - The Case For Connectionism</A>", Bechtel<BR>&rarr; <a name="63"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7700.htm">Davies (Martin) - Connectionism, Modularity, and Tacit Knowledge</A>", Davis<BR>&rarr; <a name="64"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_764.htm">Garson (James) - Connectionism</A>", Garson<BR>&rarr; <a name="79"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5740.htm">MacDonald (Cynthia) & MacDonald (Graham), Eds. - Connectionism: Debates in Psychological Explanation - Vol. 2</A>", MacDonald (many useful papers)<BR>&rarr; <a name="65"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_847.htm">Smolensky (Paul) - Connectionist Modelling; Neural Computation / Mental Connections</A>", Smolenski </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_16"><B>Footnote 16</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I was interested in this debate during my undergraduate days, and have the following interesting items on the topic:- <BR>&rarr; <a name="66"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8177.htm">Blackmon (James), Byrd (David), Cummins (Robert), Poirier (Pierre), Schwarz (Georg) & Roth (Martin) - Systematicity and the Cognition of Structured Domains</A>", Blackmon<BR>&rarr; <a name="67"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8181.htm">Cummins (Robert) - Systematicity</A>", Cummins<BR>&rarr; <a name="68"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3152.htm">Fodor (Jerry) - Connectionism and the Problem of Systematicity (Continued): Why Smolensky's Solution Still Doesn't Work</A>", Fodor<BR>&rarr; <a name="69"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4729.htm">Matthews (Robert) - Can Connectionists Explain Systematicity?</A>", Matthews </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_17"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_17"><B>Footnote 17</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>If only a  non-updating run has been made, the links are only one-way  ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven t yet been confirmed as relevant. </li><li>Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the  Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note and  Summary of Note Links to this Page sections) are to the  point of link within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the  links page remain generic. </li><li>There are two sorts of updating runs  for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_18"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_18"><B>Footnote 18</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_19"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_19"><B>Footnote 19</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_20"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_20"><B>Footnote 20</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>See <a name="70"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_985.htm">Sanford (David H.) - Where Was I?</A>" for a follow-up (with a commentary by Dennett). </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_21"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_21"><B>Footnote 21</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>The list is rather long, and will need pruning when I get down to this topic. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_22"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_22"><B>Footnote 22</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>See <a name="71"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1965.htm">Block (Ned) - The Computer Model of the Mind</A>" for a shorter version.</li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_23"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_23"><B>Footnote 23</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This paper no doubt considers the use of computers for simulating situations other than minds, so might not be directly relevant.</li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_24"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_24"><B>Footnote 24</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li><a name="80"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_842.htm">Gelernter (David) - Mirror Worlds</A>" is more a prediction of the internet, and is probably (even) less relevant.</li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_25"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_25"><B>Footnote 25</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This seems somewhat tangential, as it s not focused on simulating persons, but it might be useful background. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_26"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_26"><B>Footnote 26</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>There s quite a lot by Searle that is relevant, but it s important not to get dragged in too far into his  outlier perspective  unless, of course, he s right! </li><li>It may be best to start with the whole of the book from which this paper is taken, ie. <a name="81"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1336.htm">Searle (John) - Minds, Brains and Science: The 1984 Reith Lectures</A>". </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P22527_27"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22527_27"><B>Footnote 27</A></B></U>: See also <a name="72"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21941.htm">Searle (John) - Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program? MIT Comments</A>". <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-13T13:19" pubdate>13/08/2018 13:19:29</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>