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  1. Minds, Machines and Gödel.John R. Lucas - 1961 - Philosophy 36 (137):112-127.
    Gödei's Theorem seems to me to prove that Mechanism is false, that is, that minds cannot be explained as machines. So also has it seemed to many other people: almost every mathematical logician I have put the matter to has confessed to similar thoughts, but has felt reluctant to commit himself definitely until he could see the whole argument set out, with all objections fully stated and properly met. This I attempt to do.
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  2. The Future: An Essay on God, Temporality, and Truth.John R. Lucas - 1989 - Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
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  3. Mechanism: A Rejoinder.John R. Lucas - 1970 - Philosophy 45 (April):149-51.
    PROFESSOR LEWIS 1 and Professor Coder 2 criticize my use of Gödel's theorem to refute Mechanism. 3 Their criticisms are valuable. In order to meet them I need to show more clearly both what the tactic of my argument is at one crucial point and the general aim of the whole manoeuvre.
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  4. Satan Stultified: A Rejoinder to Paul Benacerraf.John R. Lucas - 1968 - The Monist 52 (1):145-58.
    The argument is a dialectical one. It is not a direct proof that the mind is something more than a machine, but a schema of disproof for any particular version of mechanism that may be put forward. If the mechanist maintains any specific thesis, I show that [146] a contradiction ensues. But only if. It depends on the mechanist making the first move and putting forward his claim for inspection. I do not think Benacerraf has quite taken the point. He (...)
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  5. The Gödelian Argument: Turn Over the Page.John R. Lucas - 2003 - Etica E Politica 5 (1):1.
    In this paper Lucas suggests that many of his critics have not read carefully neither his exposition nor Penrose’s one, so they seek to refute arguments they never proposed. Therefore he offers a brief history of the Gödelian argument put forward by Gödel, Penrose and Lucas itself: Gödel argued indeed that either mathematics is incompletable – that is axioms can never be comprised in a finite rule and so human mind surpasses the power of any finite machine – or there (...)
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  6. Mind, Machines and Godel: A Retrospect.John R. Lucas - 1996 - In Peter Millican & A. Clark (eds.), Machines and Thought. Oxford University Press. pp. 103.
  7. The Freedom of the Will.John R. Lucas - 1970 - Oxford University Press.
    It might be the case that absence of constraint is the relevant sense of ' freedom' when we are discussing the freedom of the will, but it needs arguing for. ...
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  8. [Book Review] Ethical Economics. [REVIEW]M. R. Griffiths & John Randolph Lucas - 1999 - Ethics 109 (2):442-444.
  9. A Century of Time.John R. Lucas - 1999 - In Jeremy Butterfield (ed.), The Arguments of Time. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press. pp. 1--20.
     
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  10. A View of One's Own (Conscious Machines).John R. Lucas - 1994 - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series A 349:147-52.
    Two questions are distinguished: how to program a machine so that it behaves in a manner that would lead us to ascribe consciousness to it; and what is involved in saying that something is conscious. The distinction can be seen in cases where anaesthetics have failed to work on patients temporarily paralysed.
     
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  11. Can the Theory of Games Save Mill's Utilitarianism?John R. Lucas - unknown
    John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism engages our interest and sympathy because it is flawed. It reflects the crisis in Mill’s life, when he lost his faith. He had been brought up by his father in the straitest tenets of utilitarianism, but had had nervous breakdown in early adult life from emotional ill-nourishment. Utilitarianism might work as a guide for the well-governing of India by James Mill and his colleagues, but gave little sustenance to the aspiring spirit of the Romantic Movement. It (...)
     
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  12. Human and Machine Logic: A Rejoinder.John R. Lucas - 1968 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 19 (2):155-6.
    We can imagine a human operator playing a game of one-upmanship against a programmed computer. If the program is Fn, the human operator can print the theorem Gn, which the programmed computer, or, if you prefer, the program, would never print, if it is consistent. This is true for each whole number n, but the victory is a hollow one since a second computer, loaded with program C, could put the human operator out of a job.... It is useless for (...)
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    Lucas Against Mechanism II: A Rejoinder.John R. Lucas - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (June):189-91.
    David Lewis criticizes an argument I put forward against mechansim on the grounds that I fail to distinguish between OL, Lucas's ordinary potential arithmetic output, and OML, Lucas's arithmetical output when accused of being some particular machine M; and correspondingly, between OM the ordinary potential arithmetic output of the machine M, and ONM, the arithmetic output of the machine M when accused of being a particular machine N. For any given machine, M, N, O, P, Q, R,... etc., I can (...)
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    Metamathematics and the Philosophy of Mind: A Rejoinder.John R. Lucas - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (2):310-13.
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    This Godel is Killing Me: A Rejoinder.John R. Lucas - 1976 - Philosophia 6 (1):145-8.
  16. Umysły, maszyny i Gödel (przełożył Michał Zawidzki).John R. Lucas - 2009 - Hybris. Internetowy Magazyn Filozoficzny 8.
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