“Minds, Brains, and Programs.”

Source: “Minds, Brains, and Programs.”

In introductions to philosophy you may come across the claim that computers can’t genuinely understand things. What’s the basis for this claim? I consider:

Searle (1980) Minds, Brains, and Programs. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 3, 417–457.

to find out

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“Computer Science as Empirical Enquiry: Symbols and Search”

Is the mind a computer? I look at the argument from

Newell & Simon (1976). Computer science as empirical enquiry: Symbols and Search. Communications of the ACM19(3).

that it is.

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