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Unformatted text preview: The Chinese room directly attacked the claim that thought can be represented as a set of function. The thought experiment asserts that it’s possible to mimic intelligent action without any real understanding simply through the use a functional system. Two important historical developments that laid the foundation for computationalism: The Turing machine and cognitive science Narrationism : we create a conception of ourselves based on our collective life experiences Identity Theory: mental states are identical to brain states, pain is physical because it’s simply the firing of c-fibers and nothing else....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07