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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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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Pauen I 149f
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.
I 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.


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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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

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


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