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A Misanthropic Reinterpretation of the Chinese Room Problem

  title={A Misanthropic Reinterpretation of the Chinese Room Problem},
  author={M. Laufer},
The Chinese room problem, since being postulated by John Searle in 1980, has been the basis of much discussion surrounding the ideas of consciousness, thought, understanding, and the mind-body problem. The argument asserts that if someone has a book which gives them rules for writing responses to queries in a language they do not understand, although they may have sufficient information to fool a native speaker into thinking they are corresponding with someone who understands, they do not… Expand
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