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Footnote 1: Footnote 11: I can’t get into this in any detail.

Footnote 13: Footnote 14: Footnote 15: The list is rather long, and will need pruning when I get down to this topic.

Footnote 16: See "Block (Ned) - The Computer Model of the Mind" for a shorter version.

Footnote 17: See "Sanford (David H.) - Where Was I?" for a follow-up (with a commentary by Dennett).

Footnote 18: This paper no doubt considers the use of computers for simulating situations other than minds, so might not be directly relevant.

Footnote 19: "Gelernter (David) - Mirror Worlds" is more a prediction of the internet, and is probably (even) less relevant.

Footnote 20: This seems somewhat tangential, as it’s not focused on simulating persons, but it might be useful background.

Footnote 21: Footnote 22: See also "Searle (John) - Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program? MIT Comments".


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Block (Ned) The Mind as the Software of the Brain Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Osherson - Invitation to Cognitive Science (Vol. 3 - Thinking) 7%
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Dennett (Daniel) Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 43%
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Fetzer (James) Computers and Cognition Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Fetzer - The Evolution of Intelligence : Are Humans the Only Animals with Minds? 2005, Chapter 4 No
Fetzer (James) The Evolution of Intelligence: Are Humans the Only Animals with Minds? Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
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Fodor (Jerry) In Critical Condition - Polemical Essays on Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Mind Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 3%
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Garson (James) Connectionism Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 1997-2010 6%
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Gelernter (David) Mirror Worlds Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Gelernter (David) - Mirror Worlds 1%
Gelernter (David) The Muse in the Machine - Computers and Creative Thought Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Gelernter (David) - The Muse in the Machine - Computers and Creative Thought 1%
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Kaess (Genevieve) Could Consciousness Emerge from a Machine Language? Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Macalester Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 20: Iss. 1, 2011, Article 8 No
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