[Wittrs] Re: Who beat Kasparov?

  • From: "jrstern" <jrstern@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 02:15:47 -0000

--- In Wittrs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Gordon Swobe <wittrsamr@...> wrote:
> --- On Sat, 3/20/10, jrstern <wittrsamr@...> wrote:
> > Let me state it more clearly: the mind, according to strong
> > AI, must be hosted on some kind of mechanical system.
> > With which point Searle agrees, while somehow asserting that
> > electronic computers are the wrong kind of mechanical system
> > and the brain is the right kind of mechanical system.
> You have Searle wrong. He does not agree that the mind "must be hosted on 
> some kind of mechanical system".
> He disagrees with your implied assumption that any kind of substrate, organic 
> or otherwise, can "host" a mind.

Yes he does, and it is one of his prime arguments.

That's why he goes on about abstraction, abstraction is the wrong kind of thing 
on which to build any feature of a physical, biological system.

But he makes it explicit, I believe in each of his major publications.  Must I 
dig up the lines?


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