Mind and Language 20 (4):448-467 (2005)

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Martin Roth
Drake University
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Recently, connectionist models have been developed that seem to exhibit structuresensitive cognitive capacities without executing a program. This paper examines one such model and argues that it does execute a program. The argument proceeds by showing that what is essential to running a program is preserving the functional structure of the program. It has generally been assumed that this can only be done by systems possessing a certain temporalcausal organization. However, counterfactualpreserving functional architecture can be instantiated in other ways, for example geometrically, which are realizable by connectionist networks
Keywords Connectionism  Execution  Model  Network  Program  Science
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DOI 10.1111/j.0268-1064.2005.00295.x
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