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DATE

1991

AUTHORS

Neal Jahren

ABSTRACT

The author defends John R. Searle’s Chinese Room argument against a particular objection made by William J. Rapaport called the ‘Korean Room’. Foundational issues such as the relationship of ‘strong AI’ to human mentality and the adequacy of the Turing Test are discussed. Through undertaking a Gedankenexperiment similar to Searle’s but which meets new specifications given by Rapaport for an AI system, the author argues that Rapaport’s objection to Searle does not stand and that Rapaport’s arguments seem convincing only because they assume the foundations of strong AI at the outset. More... »

PAGES

155-174

References to SciGraph publications

  • 1988. Syntactic Semantics: Foundations of Computational Natural-Language Understanding in ASPECTS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • 1988. Signs and Minds: An Introduction to the Theory of Semiotic Systems in ASPECTS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • 1990. Language and Mentality: Computational, Representational, and Dispositional Conceptions in PHILOSOPHY, MIND, AND COGNITIVE INQUIRY
  • 1988. The Pseudorealization Fallacy and the Chinese Room Argument in ASPECTS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • 1984-05. Thought and thought experiments in PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
  • Book

    TITLE

    Epistemology and Cognition

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    978-94-010-5652-6
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