[ExI] Personal conclusions
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 4 20:39:00 UTC 2010
--- On Thu, 2/4/10, Aware <aware at awareresearch.com> wrote:
> So at the sophomoric level representative of most common
> objections, the debate spins around and around, as if Searle were
> <gasp> denying functionalist, materialist, or computationalist accounts
> of reality. He's not, and neither is Gordon.
On the contrary, I most certainly do deny the functionalist and computationalist, (but not so much the materialist), accounts of reality.
By the way, to make things as clear as mud: 1) computationalism is a species of functionalism, not a theory that competes with it as suggested, and 2) functionalism is not about making artificial neurons, per se, and 3) nobody here in recent months has articulated a true functionalist or functionalist/computationalist account of mind or reality.
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