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Phil1November 16 - November 16, 2007 Read "What is it...

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November 16, 2007 Read “What is it like to be a bat?” 1) Searle’s Challenge to Turing’s Thesis a. If your intuitions are like Searle’s about the Chinese Room thought experiment, then you have excellent reason to think Turing’s Thesis is false b. The Chinese rooms passes the Turing Test, but is not intelligent (it doesn’t understand Chinese) c. This seems to be a counterexample 2) The Real Problem with Turing’s Thesis a. Presupposes that Philosophical Behaviorism is true b. But Phil. Behaviorism is false c. So, Turing’s Thesis is false. 3) Responses to Searle’s Chinese Room a. The Systems Response i. The system (that is either constituted by the Chinese Room or caused by it) literally understands Chinese, despite the fact that no part of it does ii. Searle seems to be making either of these mistakes in reasoning 1. The Level of Description Fallacy: The Chinese Room does not posses understanding under every description of it 2. At the implementation level of description, the Chinese Room
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