Can Computers Think? The History and Status of the Debate - Map 4 of 7
Can Chinese Rooms Think?

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Do humans, unlike computers, have intrinsic intentionality?
Is biological naturalism valid?
Can computers cross the syntax­semantics barrier?
Can learning computers cross the syntax­semantics barrier?
Can brain simulators think?
Can robots think?
Can a combination robot/brain simulator think?
Can the Chinese Room, considered as a total system, think?
Do Chinese Rooms instantiate programs?
Can an internalized Chinese Room think?
Can translations occur between the internalized Chinese Room and the internalizing English speaker?
Can computers have the right causal powers?
Is strong AI a valid category?
Other Chinese Room arguments

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