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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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Chinese Room / Searle: (1980) (VsFodor) would mean that verbal behavior as a criterion for the attribution of consciousness is in principle unsuited - VsTuringtest - functional features are no guarantee of importance - V 151 VsChinese room: the occupant does not take into account the situation - and no previous questions - can not detect repetitions - the system is not capable of learning - the smallest deviations cause devastating affects.

Pau I
M. Pauen
Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27