Essays Tagged: "John Searle"

Can Computers Understand? Includes John Searle's arguments

he computer.9) A computer does not produce "thoughts" in its brain.10) A computer cannot understand.John Searle addresses the point of the ability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to understand, in Min ...

(1 pages) 141 1 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Mind and Machine, an essay on A.I

most unlikely that we will ever converse or interract with a machine of artificial consciousness.In John Searle's collection of lectures, Minds, Brains and Science, arguments centering around the mind ...

(9 pages) 433 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Consciousness, Free Will, and Purpose in Human Life

Consciousness, Free Will, and Purpose in Human LifeIn the book Minds, Brains, and Science, author John Searle discusses the ability of humans to provide their own consciousness and free will. He pos ... h For Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy. New York: Touchstone/Simon and Shuster, 1984.Searle, John. Minds, Brains, and Science. Cambridge, H

(4 pages) 227 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

A Philosophical Essay Arguing Against the Theories Presented in "The Turing Test" of Artificial Intelligence.

e to pass "The Turing Test" it's understanding of the issues being posed to it are non-existent, is John Searle's "Chinese Room Experiment". Searle quite effectively argues that a computer can pass th ... far superior to what it is now, but below the surface their will still be nothing but 0's and 1's. John Searle and others who share his beliefs uphold the ideology that the human mind is something wh ...

(4 pages) 176 0 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Humanoid Robots: Can they be concidered conscious, human, and deserve rights as humans do?

. For that reason, the machine can perform similarly to humans in thought, understanding and reason.Searle's reply to my argument, that consciousness lies within a beings understanding and awareness o ... ese symbols to another set of symbols, along with rules on how to answer back with Chinese symbols. Searle proposes that after a while the man got so good at following the instructions, that his respo ...

(6 pages) 95 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Why does Searle think that the Chinese Room thought experiment shows that the Turing Test is invalid, strong AI false? Can a computer or robot possess understanding and intelligence?"

computer's "thinking" exist with both syntax and semantics? And are both these required to "think"? John Searle's "Chinese Room Experiment" sets out to prove that although a merely syntactic computer ... why this can not be achieved in the future.In conclusion, The Chinese Room argument put forward by John Searle does not convey that syntax is not sufficient for semantics, the basis of his argument t ...

(6 pages) 73 0 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Human versus human>>Artificial intelligence..

nce their producers are also humans. In order to make the issue more understandable and persuasive, John Searle's ideas of the issue will also be analyzed with reference to his article 'Minds and Brai ...

(4 pages) 92 0 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Critically comparing and contrasting two approaches to discourse analysis.

standing and appreciation of texts.Speech Act Theory:Speech Act Theory (SAT) began with the work of John Austin, whose ideas were expanded and incorporated into linguistic theory by John Searle. Altho ...

(9 pages) 165 0 4.6 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Searle's Opposition against Strong Artificial Intelligence

ent? Can a machine have cognitive states, therefore becoming sapient, and can think like humans do? John Searle, a philosophy professor at UC Berkeley, opposes that no machine can have a mind, a stron ...

(5 pages) 147 1 4.8 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Rhetorical Criticism of Cross

o it statements isomorphic with the members of the secondary subject's implicative complex" [p. 28].John Searle, in his well-known essay Metaphor, criticizes scholars whom, when studying metaphors, ta ... language does not simply reduplicate thought (an idea underlying not only the studies by Lakoff and Johnson and their followers, but also the research projects spawned by Sperber and Wilson's (1986) i ...

(6 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Could a Robot Possess Genuine Understanding and Intelligence? Discuss with Relation to Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment.

rs will one day possess genuine intelligence or a mind like that of a human's. I will bring forward John Searle's Chinese room thought experiment, which sets out to prove a computer may be able to pas ... ing test, but it has not gained the ability of genuine understanding. In my essay I shall argue how John Searle's room experiment effectively refutes the turing test proving that a robot cannot posses ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2011

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Is Terri Schiavo a Person?

eature of the brain (Searle 112).To further fortify my position, I will introduce the philosophy of John Searle, one of the most influential philosophers of mind and consciousness. He writes that, "Th ... hiavo could not determine that she was conscious (Searle). In his book, Mind: a brief introduction, John Searle explores the historical ideals of the mind as initially proposed by Descartes, "By sayin ...

(9 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics