Why Machines Can Neither Think nor Feel

In Dale W. Jamieson (ed.), Language, Mind and Art. Kluwer (1994)
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Over three decades ago, in a brief but provocative essay, Paul Ziff argued for the thesis that robots cannot have feelings because they are "mechanisms, not organisms, not living creatures. There could be a broken-down robot but not a dead one. Only living creatures can literally have feelings."[i] Since machines are not living things they cannot have feelings.
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