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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 In favor of classicism: productivity, compositionality, and inferential coherence of cognition there is an infinite amount of expressions that can be produced from a finite amount of propositions turing machines can affect a change in memory without changing the computational structure of the machine the strusture of sentences: different groups of words can constitute a similar phrase which can be replaced by one another in a sentence and the sentence could still make sense, therefore the words are symbols and sentenes must have syntactic and semantic structure, this implies that the language of thought is syntactic Against Classicism: difficulty of achieveing large-capacity pattern recognition and content-based retrieval in conventional architectures the memory is much too large to allow for conventional computers to recognize faces almost instantaneously it would take way too long for a conventional computer to search through such large memory Acute Sensitivity of conventional architectures to damage...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course IHSS IHSS 1051 taught by Professor Vanorman during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Spring '08