Views into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence / Edition 1

Views into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence / Edition 1

by John Preston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199252777

ISBN-13: 9780199252770

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The most famous challenge to computational cognitive science and artificial intelligence is the philosopher John Searle's "Chinese Room" argument. Searle argued that, although machines can be devised to respond to input with the same output as would a mind, machines—unlike minds—lack understanding of the symbols they process. 19 essays by

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The most famous challenge to computational cognitive science and artificial intelligence is the philosopher John Searle's "Chinese Room" argument. Searle argued that, although machines can be devised to respond to input with the same output as would a mind, machines—unlike minds—lack understanding of the symbols they process. 19 essays by leading scientists and philosophers assess, renew, and respond to his challenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199252770
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Twenty-One Years in the Chinese Room
2Searle's Arguments Against Cognitive Science
3Understanding, Orientations, and Objectivity
4A Chinese Room that Understands
5The Chinese Room from a Logical Point of View
6Nixin' Goes to China
7Real Robots and the Missing Thought-Experiment in the Chinese Room Dialectic
8Wittgenstein's Anticipation of the Chinese Room
9The Hinterlandof the Chinese Room
10Searle's Misunderstandings of Functionalism and Strong AI
11Consciousness, Computation, and the Chinese Room
12Neural Depictions of 'World' and 'Self': Bringing Computational Understanding to the Chinese Room
13Do Virtual Actions Avoid the Chinese Room?
14Minds, Machines, and Searle 2: What's Right and Wrong about the Chinese Room Argument
15Alien Encounters
16Cyborgs in the Chinese Room: Boundaries Transgressed and Boundaries Blurred
17Changes in the Rules: Computers, Dynamical Systems, and Searle
18Dancing with Pixies: Strong Artificial Intelligence and Panpsychism
19Syntax, Semantics, Physics
A Short Bibliography on Searle's Arguments
Name index
Subject index

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