Philosophy of Mind Is (in Part) Philosophy of Computer Science

  title={Philosophy of Mind Is (in Part) Philosophy of Computer Science},
  author={Darren Abramson},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
  • Darren Abramson
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science, Philosophy
  • Minds and Machines
In this paper I argue that whether or not a computer can be built that passes the Turing test is a central question in the philosophy of mind. Then I show that the possibility of building such a computer depends on open questions in the philosophy of computer science: the physical Church-Turing thesis and the extended Church-Turing thesis. I use the link between the issues identified in philosophy of mind and philosophy of computer science to respond to a prominent argument against the… Expand
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