John Searle Quotes

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Born: July 31, 1932, Denver, Colorado, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing.
- John Searle

My car and my adding machine understand nothing: they are not in that line of business.
- John Searle

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

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