Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (4):505-526 (1998)

Authors
Jeffrey Hershfield
Wichita State University
Abstract
In much of his writing in the philosophy of mind, John Searle has been highly critical of what N. Block refers to as ‘The Computer Model of the Mind’ — the approach that treats the mind as a symbol-manipulating device akin in spirit, if not detail, to the modem computer. Searle refers to this philosophical approach as ‘cognitivism.’ The extent of his skepticism and animus toward the computer model of the mind is plainly apparent in the following quotation from Searle: ‘I used to believe that as a causal account, the cognitivist's theory was at least false, but I am now having difficulty formulating a version of it that is coherent even to the point where it could be an empirical thesis at all’. In what follows, I shall attempt to show that this charge of incoherence is unfounded.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0045-5091
DOI cjphil199828423
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,081
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Mental Representation.Hartry Field - 1978 - Erkenntnis 13 (July):9-61.
Meaning and Mental Representation.Peter Carruthers - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (161):527-530.
Intrinsic Intentionality.John Searle - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (3):450-457.
Meaning in Mind: Fodor and His Critics.Barry C. Smith - 1993 - Philosophical Quarterly 43 (173):560-563.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Cognitivism and Explanatory Relativity.Jeffrey Hershfield - 1998 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (4):505-526.
Against Moral Intellectualism.Zed Adams - 2014 - Philosophical Investigations 37 (1):37-56.
The Extent of Cognitivism.V. P. J. Arponen - 2013 - History of the Human Sciences 26 (5):0952695113500778.
Evaluation, Uncertainty and Motivation.Michael Smith - 2002 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (3):305-320.
Competence Cognitivism Vs. Performance Cognitivism.John McCarthy - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (2):241-242.
On the Coexistence of Cognitivism and Intertemporal Bargaining.Keith E. Stanovich - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5):661-662.
Cognitivism in the Theory of Emotions.John Deigh - 1994 - Ethics 104 (4):824-54.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-02-17

Total views
2 ( #1,365,203 of 2,404,017 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #360,240 of 2,404,017 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes