William Rapaport, SUNY Buffalo

William Rapaport, SUNY Buffalo

Abstract:

Computationalism should be the view that cognition is computable; therefore, computationalism can be true even if (human) cognition is not the result of computations in the brain.  Semiotic systems should be understood as systems that interpret signs; therefore, both humans and computers are semiotic systems.  Minds can be considered as virtual machines implemented in certain semiotic systems, primarily the brain, but also AI computers.  I take issue with James H. Fetzer's arguments to the contrary.

 

Semiotic Systems, Computers, and the Mind:  How Cognition Could Be Computing

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