Present and explain Searle’s “Chinese gym” argument. Then, explain the Churchlands’ criticism as presented at the end of their article “Can Machines Think?”. Finally, choose a side: Is Searle or the Churchlands right? Defend your choice, being sure to consider at least one objection to your defense.
Spec’s: 6 pages, double-spaced, some normal font, standard margins.
Criteria of evaluation:
Exposition of the views/arguments
•degree to which things are reasoned out
•strength of argument