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computational model of mind


Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


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P hilosophy of mind While artificial intelligence attempts to get computing machines to approximate the abilities of minds, cognitive science is based on the assumption that mind is a machine, with the implication for the philosophy of mind that the mind is viewed as a computational information processing system. Philosophers who accept this analogy attempt to solve problems regarding the mind/body relationship in terms of this analogy.They try to reveal facts about human functional and representational organization by modeling them on the basis of a computer's internal set-up. This is the project of assimilating mind to computer. Advocates of different understandings of computation develop different models. However, various aspects of the whole project have been criticized. One of the most influential objections is presented in Searle 's Chinese room argument , which seeks to show that the mind is not merely a kind of software or program. “That causal relations reconstruct inferential relations is a foundational assumption of computational theories of mental processes.” Fodor and Lepore, Holism ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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