Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Cognitivism, ethics: the thesis that moral statements are not purely emotional, but that they can contain insights.

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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I 60ff
Cognitive Science (computer model of the mind): the relation of the mind to the brain is like that of a program to the hardware.
SearleVsCognition: brain = computer?: not the question - mind = program? No! - Simulation possible: Yes! - Mind has an intrinsical mental content and is therefore not a program.
I 226
Church Thesis: Simulation on computer is possible if divisible into steps - Searle: if mind were like weather there would be no problem.
I 242
SearleVsCognitivism: syntax (or 0 and 1) has no causal powers - (unlike e.g. viruses, photosynthesis, etc.) - People follow rules consciously: that would be a causal explanation - Computer has no intentional causation.
I 251/52
VsCognition: much too high level of abstraction- the brain does not process information, but carries out chemical processes - do not confuse the model with reality.

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.

J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-25