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Author Buechner, Jeff.

Title Gödel, Putnam, and functionalism : a new reading of Representation and reality / Jeff Buechner
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2008]
©2008
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Contents 1. Putnam's use of Goedel's incompleteness theorems to refute computational functionalism -- 2. Putnam's bombshell : the Goedelian argument in "reflexive reflections" -- 3. Universal realization of computation : Putnam's triviality argument -- 4. Putnam's triviality theorem and universal physical computation -- 5. Searle on triviality and the subjective nature of computation -- 6. There are infinitely many computational realizations of an arbitrary intentional state -- 7. Against local computational reduction : the Equivalence argument -- 8. Rational interpretation, synonymy determination, and Equivalence -- 9. The question of the nonformalizability of SD, coreferentiality decisions, and the family of notions : rational interpretation, general intelligence, and reasonable reasoning
Summary The first systematic examination of Hilary Putnam's arguments against computational functionalism challenges each of Putnam's main arguments
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-336) and index
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Subject Gödel, Kurt.
Putnam, Hilary. Representation and reality
Computers.
Functionalism (Psychology)
Mind-brain identity theory.
Realism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007000278
ISBN 0262261979 (electronic bk.)
0262269511 (electronic bk.)
1282099043
1435603141 (electronic bk.)
9780262261975 (electronic bk.)
9780262269513 (electronic bk.)
9781282099043
9781435603141 (electronic bk.)