[Wittrs] Re: Who beat Kasparov?

  • From: "jrstern" <jrstern@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:47:47 -0000

--- In Wittrs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Gordon Swobe <wittrsamr@...> wrote:
> "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.


Searle is right here, IF your idea of computation is formal and abstract.

Mine is physical and particular.

Like my computer.

So "all computational theories" are not described by Searle.


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