Darwin, Skinner, Turing and the Mind

Harnad, Stevan (2002) Darwin, Skinner, Turing and the Mind. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Darwin/Skinner/Turing explanation is all a blind, behavioral explanation. It explains the underlying causal mechanisms of what we can do. But it cannot and cannot explain what (or that) we feel.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:3016
Deposited By: Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:19 Jun 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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Harnad, S. (2000) Minds, Machines, and Turing: The Indistinguishability of Indistinguishables. Journal of Logic, Language, and Information 9(4): 425-445. (special issue on "Alan Turing and Artificial Intelligence")

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