[Wittrs] Syntax and Semantics in the Chinese Room Switcheroo

  • From: Joseph Polanik <jpolanik@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 04:54:05 -0400

iro3isdx wrote:

>Joseph Polanik 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."

you may well be correct about understanding 'understanding' as a code
word for intentionality; but, that doesn't affect my point: Searle's
version is/has qualia, Dennett's version doesn't.

Joe


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