Minds and Machines 21 (2):179-202 (2011)

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Graham White
Queen Mary University of London
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We consider the symbol grounding problem, and apply to it philosophical arguments against Cartesianism developed by Sellars and McDowell: the problematic issue is the dichotomy between inside and outside which the definition of a physical symbol system presupposes. Surprisingly, one can question this dichotomy and still do symbolic computation: a detailed examination of the hardware and software of serial ports shows this
Keywords Cartesianism   Grounding problem   Inner/outer   Physical symbol system
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