Gomes, Lee
May 2009
Forbes Asia;5/11/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p16
The article focuses on the views of various philosophers on the theory proposed by scientists that computers can have consciousness someday. Philosophers Hubert Dreyfus and John Searle believe that the brain is much more than a huge computer and that computers can never have consciousness like humans. Alva Noe, a philosophy teacher, says neuroscientists, who claim thoughts could be interpreted by looking at brain scans, are undermining the complexity of brain.


Related Articles

  • LA MENTE EN JOHN SEARLE: INTENCIONALIDAD Y CAUSALIDAD. Arcara, Paolo // Excerpta e Dissertationibus in Philosophia;2008, Issue 18, p205 

    This work is a presentation and critical evaluation of the thought of John Searle in the field of philosophy of mind. The contributions of the author in this field include numerous publications that are studied comprehensively, synthesized and organized thematically in this research. The result...

  • Intentionality and Background: Searle and Dreyfus against Classical AI Theory. Negru, Teodor // Filosofia UNISINOS;jan-Apr2013, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p18 

    According to the theory of artificial intelligence (AI), the human mind is a formal system made of symbols that operate following a set of instructions, which allow the manipulation of symbols according to their physical form. Against the conception that mental states and processes can be...

  • The Unsolved MYSTERY. Blackmore, Susan // Science & Spirit;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p72 

    The article presents an interview with Australian National University's Center for Consciousness director David Chalmers, Tufts University's Center for Cognitive Studies co-director Daniel Dennett, and University of California, Berkeley professor John Searle. Chalmers shares that the interest in...

  • MIND IN THE WORLD. Regner, Jan // Forum Philosophicum;2002, Vol. 7, p193 

    Presents a brief introduction to John R. Searle's concept of intentionality. Information on how the concept of intentionality was founded; Definition of the term intentionality; Discussion on consciousness, causality and intentionality.

  • Response to John R. Searle's "The Future of Philosophy". DODDS, MICHAEL J. // Nova et Vetera (English Edition);Spring2016, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p559 

    The article presents the author's insights on the article by American philosopher and professor John R. Searle about the future of philosophy. Topics mentioned include the emphasis of Searle on wholeness, his criticism for neuroscientists who pursue about a building block theory of...

  • SEARLE ON FICTIONAL DISCOURSE: A DEFENCE AGAINST WOLTERSTORFF, PAVEL AND RORTY. Mandelker, Steven // British Journal of Aesthetics;Spring87, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p156 

    The article discusses the views of philosopher John Searle on fictional discourse. He states that an author's pretended illocutions are made possible by means of a set of conventions which suspend the normal operation of the rules relating illocutionary acts and the world. Searle's theory offers...

  • Cognitivism and explanatory relativity. Hershfield, Jeffrey // Canadian Journal of Philosophy;Dec98, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p505 

    Attempts to counter philosopher John Searle's skepticism about the coherence and consistence of cognitivism. Searle's criticism of the so-called `computer model of the mind'; Proposal of an different conception of syntactic property; Causal efficacy of syntax; Relevant structural properties of...

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Agha, Mahjabee // Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal;Mar2006, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p25 

    The article offers information on artificial intelligence (AI). Its creators define AI as the capability of a computer to perform functions that are normally associated with human intelligence, such as reasoning, learning or self-improvement. The term "strong AI," one of the categories of AI,...

  • CONSCIOUSNESS AND LANGUAGE (Book). Gold, Sarah F.; Rotella, Mark; Adriani, Lynn; Scharf, Michael; Zaleski, Jeff // Publishers Weekly;4/22/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 16, p60 

    Reviews the book 'Consciousness and Language,' by John R. Searle.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics