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Richard Rorty
I 259
Vs Analogy Brain/Computer/Rorty: this Analogy is trivial, because a program only codifies a set of operations, and explains thinking as little as a set of logical formulas explains the laws of inference. A code adds nothing! (No additional insight).
I 262
Rorty (referring to Dodwell): As long as we are at the level of subroutines, we cannot be attributed to specified intelligence and character. No more than the talk of "red sensations" determines the assumption of internally red entities. However, if we ascend to the hardware level, the anthropomorphism is no longer appropriate.
If we restricted ourselves to the hardware level, sensations would play no role anymore. Then, the computer analogy is no longer relevant, as little as with unicellular organisms. Complicated physiology arouses the need for psychology!
I 263
RortyVsComputer Model (Hardware/Software): depends on the choice of the level of abstraction
I 281
Question: how can the computer figure out that the current patterns flowing through the wire are the sum of the cash earnings of the day? ((s) This is determined only from the outside as an interpretation.) Rorty: it is not about studying the mode of operation at all. We will not clarify whether we should concede robots personal rights by better exploring how they work.
VI 184f
Computer/Pragmatism: The question of whether computers have consciousness, which is so important for Searle and Thomas Nagel, does not even arise for pragmatism. The only form to confront of the world is the same for people as for computers.

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.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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