G��rdenfors on Thinking - Dictionary of Arguments
Thinking without language/DennettVsGärdenfors: in contrast, some authors argue that thinking is not possible without language: (Dennett, 1991)(1).
Concepts/Dennett: Thesis: many concepts can only be formed when language is already present, such as B inflation, month, heritage.
Concepts/Gärdenfors: this is certainly true, but it does not deny that most of our concepts have been developed by observation and action before they found their linguistic expression. GärdenforsVsDennett.
Deduction/Shirky/Gärdenfors: (Shirky, 2003)(2): deductive reason is over-estimated by people who work on artificial intelligence and especially on the Semantic Web.
GärdenforsVsDescartes: this over-estimation comes from Arthur Conan Doyle whose Sherlock Holmes stories have done more harm to the idea of how the human mind works than anything since Descartes.
1. Dennett (1991): Dennett, D. Consciousness explained. Boston, MA.
2. Shirky, C. (2003). The Semantic Web, syllogism, and worldview. http://www.shirky.com/writings/semantic_syllogism.html _____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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