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Searle - Minds, Brains, and Programs

(Text as at 31/08/2017 19:35:02)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)

This note provides my detailed review of "Searle (John) - Minds, Brains, and Programs". As it was originally only available in pdf form, it was presumably written when I was an undergraduate in 2002 or thereabouts.

Abstract (Aims of Searle’s Paper)

The Chinese Room Thought Experiment
Searle’s Immediate Response
AI Responses to the CR Thought Experiment and Searle’s Replies
Searle’s Conclusion
Questions and Answers
Rationalisations for the deceptive attractiveness of Strong AI
Could a Machine Think?

In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 1: Searle mentions this a lot, but doesn’t really explain what he means (or, if he does, I missed it!).

Footnote 2: Footnote 3: But how would Searle know they had intentionality?

Footnote 4: Footnote 5:

Printable Versions:

Previous Version of this Note:

Date Length Title
02/08/2017 17:32:38 324 Searle - Minds, Brains, and Programs

Note last updated Reading List for this Topic Parent Topic
31/08/2017 19:35:02 None available None

Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Searle (John) Minds, Brains, and Programs Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes

References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Rosenthal (David), Ed. The Nature of Mind Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Bibliographical details to be supplied 11%
Searle (John) Minds, Brains, and Programs Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Rosenthal - The Nature of Mind Yes

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