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lecture 5 - Philosophy 262 The Turing Test Ryle contends...

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Philosophy 262 The Turing Test
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Ryle contends that: (1) Contrary to Descartes, minds are not immaterial substances . (2) And—contrary to materialists , minds are not material substances either!
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Ryle’s‘Concept of Mind’ Our concept of a thinking, intelligent thing—a creature with a mind--is simply the concept of a creature that has the disposition or capacity to respond appropriately in a wide variety of situations, and give appropriate linguistic responses in a wide-ranging conversation .
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Necessary conditions, sufficient conditions (N) x is necessary ( a necessary condition) for y = x is required for the occurrence, existence of y; anything that is y must be x. (y only if x) (S) x is sufficient ( a sufficient condition) for y = x guarantees the occurrence, existence of y; anything that is x must be y. (y if x)
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Necessary and sufficient conditions (N&S) x is necessary and sufficient for y = anything that is x must be y, and anything that is y must be x. Equivalent terminology : • x if and only if (iff) y • x just in case y.
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A consequence of this view If having certain dispositions or capacities
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