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Can Computers Really Think?

Levesque Hector J.

in Thinking as Computation: A First Course

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016995
eISBN:
9780262301411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter explores the philosophical question of whether computers can really think. It considers the Turing Test and Searle's Chinese Room argument. It suggests that regardless of one's position ... More


Can Robots Be Conscious?

Arthur S. Reber

in The First Minds: Caterpillars, Karyotes, and Consciousness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190854157
eISBN:
9780190854188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854157.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The long-standing philosophical argument generally known as “hardware independent functionalism” is presented. This position maintains that consciousness is at its heart computational and any ... More


Cognition is Embodied

Martin V. Butz and Esther F. Kutter

in How the Mind Comes into Being: Introducing Cognitive Science from a Functional and Computational Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198739692
eISBN:
9780191834462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739692.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

With the motivation to develop computational and algorithmic levels of understanding how the mind comes into being, this chapter considers computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ... More


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