William Rapaport, SUNY Buffalo

The weekly 'Issues in Cognitive Science' series provides an informal setting in which faculty, graduate students and invited speakers present their current research or plans for future research, and discuss recent journal articles of general interest to cognitive scientists. The 'catered brown bag' meetings take place every other Wednesday, 12-1:30pm, Sage 4101. Many of these presentations may be viewed in our video archiveGeneral information for speakers

William Rapaport, SUNY Buffalo

Sage 4101

September 14, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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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