[Wittrs] Re: Syntax and Semantics in the Chinese Room Switcheroo

  • From: "iro3isdx" <xznwrjnk-evca@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 04:26:32 -0000







--- In Wittrs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Joseph Polanik <jPolanik@...> wrote:

> to Searle, understanding is a qualitative aspect of experience, a quale.

I'm pretty sure that Searle was using "understanding" as an alternative way of 
talking about intentionality.  He chose "understanding" because he wanted he 
argument to be accessible to a wider audience than would be familiar with the 
more specialized "intentionality."

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