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Are Turing Machines Platonists? Inferentialism and the Computational Theory of Mind



We first discuss Michael Dummett’s philosophy of mathematics and Robert Brandom’s philosophy of language to demonstrate that inferentialism entails the falsity of Church’s Thesis and, as a consequence, the Computational Theory of Mind. This amounts to an entirely novel critique of mechanism in the philosophy of mind, one we show to have tremendous advantages over the traditional Lucas-Penrose argument.



Minds and MachinesSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2010

DOI: 10.1007/s11023-010-9203-1

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