philosophy of mind
computer as an intelligent agent
"Skinner skinned", pp. 53-70, Dennett, D.C.,
Brainstorms, Bradford Books, 1978.
page numbers from p. 680-693, Cahn, S.M., Kitcher, P., Sher, G. (eds.), Reason at work: introductory readings in philosophy, Second edition, Fort Worth Texas: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1990, 1984.
|688 ;;Quote: Skinner's avoidance of intentional idioms in psychology is too extreme; use intentional terms provisionally and eventually design a mechanism to replace them|
|688+;;Quote: psychological theory can not rest on intentional terms; otherwise it presupposes the very thing it is explaining|
|688 ;;Quote: a computer can "figure out", "recognize", or "conclude". This is no different than "multiplication" by addition and shifting, or "addition" by opening and closing switches|
|688+;;Quote: just as a programmer can explain how a computer multiplies numbers, he can explain how a computer recognizes the best chess move|
|691 ;;Quote: Skinnerian explanation in terms of stimuli and responses fails to explain novelty and generality
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