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

  • From: Gordon Swobe <gts_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 06:23:07 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Sat, 3/27/10, SWM <wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> The man becomes, in effect, a conscious computer. Now
>> we want to know if he can get semantics from syntax.
> Right as a computer performing rote processes he has no
> understanding of what he is outputting. 

Your theory fails to explain how he understands the stories in English while 
performing *exactly* the same rote processes in English.

If your theory made any sense then we should not expect him to understand the 
stories in English. After all he exists only as a cog in the machinery of a 
larger system.



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