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Lost in the hermeneutic hall of mirrors

Harnad, Stevan (1990) Lost in the hermeneutic hall of mirrors. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Critique of Computationalism as merely projecting hermeneutics (i.e., meaning originating from the mind of an external interpreter) onto otherwise intrinsically meaningless symbols. Projecting an interpretation onto a symbol system results in its being reflected back, in a spuriously self-confirming way.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:symbol systems, theory of mind, other-minds problem, Turing Test, hermeneutics, Strong Ai, computationalism, robotics
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:1577
Deposited By:Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:18 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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