The logic of Searle’s Chinese room argument

  title={The logic of Searle’s Chinese room argument},
  author={Robert I. Damper},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
John Searle’s Chinese room argument (CRA) is a celebrated thought experiment designed to refute the hypothesis, popular among artificial intelligence (AI) scientists and philosophers of mind, that “the appropriately programmed computer really is a mind”. Since its publication in 1980, the CRA has evoked an enormous amount of debate about its implications for machine intelligence, the functionalist philosophy of mind, theories of consciousness, etc. Although the general consensus among… CONTINUE READING


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