[ExI] digital simulations, descriptions and copies
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 21 23:12:02 UTC 2010
--- On Thu, 1/21/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> As I and others have said numerous times, it's quite
> obvious that meaning could *only* come from the association of one
> symbol or input with another symbol or input.
If we want to know the meaning of a word we can look it up in the dictionary and see "one symbol associated with other symbols". That trivial fact does not interest me, nor should it interest you, unless of course you can show me that the dictionary itself actually understands the words it defines. In that case the dictionary has overcome the symbol grounding problem.
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