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Chinese Room: thought experiment by J.R. Searle - in a locked room sits a man who does not understand Chinese and translates notes that are slipped through under the door into Chinese with the help of a book with instructions. The discussion is about whether one can describe the system as a whole as an understanding system.

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Arthur Danto
I 271 ff
Searle: denies that in terms of linguistic skills no distinction should be possible. Chinese room: the occupant does not speak the language, but acts according to established rules. The output is indistinguishable from language skills.
DantoVsSearle: but perhaps the brain does not do anything else, but answer to an electrical pulse with a electrical reaction.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Dt I
A. C. Danto
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Dt VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-22