Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (1):93 – 115 (2007)

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Gualtiero Piccinini
University of Missouri, St. Louis
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According to pancomputationalism, everything is a computing system. In this paper, I distinguish between different varieties of pancomputationalism. I find that although some varieties are more plausible than others, only the strongest variety is relevant to the philosophy of mind, but only the most trivial varieties are true. As a side effect of this exercise, I offer a clarified distinction between computational modelling and computational explanation.<br><br>.
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