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Unformatted text preview: questions, so that this creature could pass the Turing Test). (a) Why do those who give the Robot Reply think that such creatures could have genuine understanding (of language) and other mental states, even if finite state digital computers not connected to a robot body could not? (b) Why does Searle disagree? (c) Who, in your view, is correctand why? In answering (c) you may cite material from Turing, Searle, Angier, Markoff, the Claudia Dreifus interview with Anne Foerst, the S. Lohr article posted on Blackboard, or any of our other readings in support of your view. Papers should be about 5 pages long, and should be e-mailed to your discussion leader by Sunday, February 12, 5PM. Late papers will be docked 1/3 grade for each day late....
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course PHIL 262g taught by Professor Yaffe during the Spring '06 term at USC.
- Spring '06