[Wittrs] Re: Further Thoughts on Dennett, Searle and the Conundrum of Dualism

  • From: Gordon Swobe <gts_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 07:01:45 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Mon, 3/29/10, SWM <wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> But, for the record, Gordon is mistaken below when he denies the
> description of the CR's activities as "rote responses". 

Again, you fail to understand, or perhaps you just don't know, that in Searle's 
actual published Chinese Room Argument the man comes to understand the English 
version of the stories but not the Chinese version of the stories while 
performing exactly the same sort of "rote responses" (as you call them) in both 
cases. 

If the man truly has no bigger role in the experiment than you give him credit 
for; that is, if he plays only the role of a cog in the machinery implementing 
so-called rote processes, then he would fail to understand the English version 
of the stories.


-gts


      
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