Minds, programs, and Chinese philosophers: A Chinese perspective on the Chinese room View Full Text


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DATE

2004-05

AUTHORS

Koji Tanaka

ABSTRACT

The paper is concerned with John Searle’s famous Chinese room argument. Despite being objected to by some, Searle’s Chinese room argument appears very appealing. This is because Searle’s argument is based on an intuition about the mind that ‘we’ all seem to share. Ironically, however, Chinese philosophers don’t seem to share this same intuition. The paper begins by first analysing Searle’s Chinee room argument. It then introduces what can be seen as the (implicit) Chinese view of the mind. Lastly, it demonstrates a conceptual difference between Chinese and Western philosophy with respect to the notion of mind. Thus, it is shown that one must carefully attend to the presuppositions underlying Chinese philosophising in interpreting Chinese philosophers. More... »

PAGES

61-72

Journal

TITLE

Sophia

ISSUE

1

VOLUME

43

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02782437

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