|Chinese Room: thought experiment by J.R. Searle - in a locked room sits a man who does not understand Chinese and translates notes that are slipped through under the door into Chinese with the help of a book with instructions. The discussion is about whether one can describe the system as a whole as an understanding system.|
|Danto, Arthur C.
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Searle: denies that in terms of linguistic skills no distinction should be possible. Chinese room: the occupant does not speak the language, but acts according to established rules. The output is indistinguishable from language skills.
DantoVsSearle: but perhaps the brain does not do anything else, but answer to an electrical pulse with a electrical reaction.
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005