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Braitenberg suggests that the Iiveliness ot a creature moving around haphazardiy in a
pond (a) may be explained by mechanisms much simpler than we tend to realize. (b) can be explained only by the postulation of an irreducible mind. (c) can be explained only by supposing that the creature is a symbol system, and that
its behavior results from the processing of symbolic mental representations. (d) can be explained by Brownian motion. Braitenberg says that vehicle 2b is "obviously" aggressive. But it may or may not be that
he is speaking ironically. With this in mind the best interpretation of Braitenberg is that
he is saying that: (a) It's clear that such simple creatures are capable of aggression, but it just goes to
show that aggression, and other emotional states, may be more simple than you think.
(b) You don't need complex symbol manipulations in order to explain the kind of
behavior that we commonsensicaliy describe as aggressive. (c) There is no reason to think that aggression, and other emotional states, really exist.
Behavior can be explained just by postulating simple mechanisms. (d) Any of the above are possible interpretations of what Braitenberg might be trying to
say. Braitenberg thinks that: (a) Vehicle 3 knows that lightbulbs tend to heat up the environment. (b) Vehicle 3 looks like it knows that lightbulbs tend to heat up the environment, but it
doesn't really. (0) Vehicle 3 looks like it knows that lightbulbs tend to heat up the environment, but it is
impossible to tell whether it does. (d) Vehicle 3 does not look like it knows that lightbulbs tend to heat up the environment. Accordino to Braitenbero's imaoined oooonent. knowledoe implies a flow of information

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