[Wittrs] Re: Who beat Kasparov?

  • From: Gordon Swobe <gts_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:35:08 -0700 (PDT)

"The mind, they suppose, is something formal and abstract. The polemical 
literature in AI usually contains attacks on something the authors call 
dualism, but what they fail to see is that they themselves display dualism in a 
strong form, for unless one accepts the idea that the mind is completely 
independent of the brain or of any other physically specific system, one could 
not possibly hope to create minds just by designing programs."

-Searle, "Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program?"

These arguments apply to PP/connectionist schemes too, by the way. All 
computational theories of mind reek of dualism.



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