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In philosophy, the computational theory of mind (CTM) refers to a family of views that hold that the human mind is an information processing system and that cognition and consciousness together are a form of computation

In philosophy, the computational theory of mind (CTM) refers to a family of views that hold that the human mind is an information processing system and that cognition and consciousness together are a form of computation. They argued that neural computations explain cognition

Horst, S. (1996), Symbols, Computation and Intentionality: A Critique of the Computational Theory of Mind. Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Horst, S. Loar, B. ‘Conceptual Role and Truth Conditions’, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23, pp. 272–283. 1023/A:1008351818306.

treatments of symbols. 1. The Computational Theory of Mind. meaningfulness and intentionality of symbols is derived from that of the mental. states of which they are expressions. CTM claims, first, that intentional states such as token beliefs and desires are relational states. involving a cognizer and a mental representation. Thismental representation is a. form of symbolic representation: mental representations are ted. Minds and Machines 9: 347–381, 1999. Proponents of this view characteristically.

Symbols, Computation, and Intentionality. A Critique of the Computational Theory of Mind. University of california press. Berkeley · Los Angeles · Oxford.

HORST, Steven W. Symbols, Computation, and Intentionality: A Critique of the Computational Theory of Mind. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. is that CTM does not provide a solution to the philosophical problems that it is heralded as solving-indeed, it involves some deep confusions about computers, symbols, and meaning-but that.

The computational theory of mind-the belief that the mind can be likened to a computer and that cognitive states . This book is original and lucid in its argumentation, and its defense of the conventionalist analysis of symbols is detailed and comprehensive

In this carefully argued critique. This book is original and lucid in its argumentation, and its defense of the conventionalist analysis of symbols is detailed and comprehensive. interested in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind.

Symbols, Computation, and Intentionality: A Critique of the Computational Theory of Mind. In this carefully argued critique, Steven Horst pronounces the theory deficient.

Stereotypically, computation involves intrinsic changes to the medium of representation: writing new symbols, erasing old symbols, turning gears, flipping switches, sliding abacus beads. Perspectival computation leaves the original inscriptions untouched. The problem solver obtains the output by merely alters his orientation toward the input. There is no rewriting or copying of the input inscriptions; the output inscriptions are numerically identical to the input inscriptions.

It is this theory, and not any broader interpretations of what it would be for the mind to be a computer, that I wish to. .

It is this theory, and not any broader interpretations of what it would be for the mind to be a computer, that I wish to address in this paper. What I shall argue here is that the notion of ‘symbolic representation’ employed by CTM is fundamentally unsuited to providing an explanation of the intentionality of mental states (a major goal of CTM), and that this result undercuts a second major goal of CTM, sometimes refered to as the ‘vindication of intentional psychology.

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