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Title: Physicalism, Searle, and the Chinese Room
Authors: Patton, Jess
Advisors: Elga, Adam
Contributors: Kment, Boris
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: Searle believes that the Chinese room argument has shown that the instantiation of a program is never sufficient for understanding in any machine. Searle is wrong and it is logically possible that understanding can be reached through the instantiation of a program on certain machines that have minimal causal power.
Extent: 32 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2016

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