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Unformatted text preview: Symbols and mental representation Thursday, September 2 nd 2010 Thursday, September 2, 2010 Review everything in the world is physical but thoughts seem both real & yet ?nonphysical functionalism: thoughts are functional states of a physically-implemented machine Thursday, September 2, 2010 Review mental representation is like mathematical representation Thursday, September 2, 2010 Isomorphism Thursday, September 2, 2010 Thursday, September 2, 2010 X ZORCH BANANAS R2D2 COMPUTER WINDOW-WASHER LORETTA WARP-ENGINES ABS GARBANZO-BEANS YEAR-TO-DATE BEEBOP A symbol, like +, is not itself a set of instructions for the computer to carry out. Instead, the symbol is used, perhaps temporarily, as a way of locating the deFnition or set of instructions. Robert J. Chassell (1990) An introduction to programming in Emacs Lisp 1.4 page 86 Thursday, September 2, 2010 Computers are symbol-processors the meaning of the symbol does not reside in the way that it is represented, but rather in the ways in which it is related to other symbols of the system and in the ways in which the symbols are combined and transformed Richard W. Hamming Calculus and the Computer Revolution (1968) 5.7 The Computer as a Simulator Thursday, September 2, 2010 Digger wasp Thursday, September 2, 2010 http://onh.eugraph.com/photos/insects/hymenop/digwasp/ Thursday, September 2, 2010 http://onh.eugraph.com/photos/insects/hymenop/digwasp/ Thursday, September 2, 2010 Niko Tinbergen. The Bee-Hunters of Hulshorst. Curious naturalists , chapter 1. Basic Books, New York, 1958. Thursday, September 2, 2010 Thursday, September 2, 2010 )92 )53 Fig. i. Diagram to show course taken by an individual of A. pubescens, engaged in dragging its prey towards its nest, when confronted on three successive, occasions with an obstacle in the form of a metal screen. The numbers, I, 2 & 3 indicate the position of the insect at the moment at which the screen is put into position and Si, S2, & Sa...
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