Selmer Bringsjord (1995) Computationalism is Doomed, and we can Come to Know it
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Psycoloquy 6(10): Computationalism is Doomed, and we can Come to Know it
COMPUTATIONALISM IS DOOMED, AND WE CAN COME TO KNOW IT
Reply to Scholl on Robot-Consciousness
Dept. of Philosophy, Psychology & Cognitive Science
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180
Scholl (1994) claims in his review of What Robots Can &
Can't Be (ROBOTS; 1992, 1994) that my six-prong attack on what I
call the Person Building Project (the engineering side of Strong
AI) begs the question. Scholl does an admirable job of
recapitulating the computationalist party line, but his position is
plagued by a failure of imagination, a fatally flawed method, and,
ironically enough, repeated instances of the fallacy of begging the
behaviorism, Chinese Room Argument, cognition,
consciousness, finite automata, free will, functionalism,
introspection, mind, story generation, Turing machines, Turing
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