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John R. Searle fascinated by the points of comparison and difference that Professor Chung-ying Cheng points out between Searle's views and those of the neo-Confucian tradition, especially in the writings of Zhu Xi. There are a number of points where it seems to Searle Professor misunderstands his views in fairly serious ways. Searle cannot resist calling attention to one of these. About criticisms of what Searle call "strong artificial intelligence" Professor says that Searle conclude "consciousness and mind cannot be imitated or simulated". But that is not Searle's view it all. It seems to Searle quite possible that we could give up perfect "imitation" or "simulation" of consciousness and mind. The point is that the imitation and the simulation by themselves are not duplications. A computer program might stimulate some piece of intelligent behavior perfectly but it does not follow that the computer has any mental states at all.

Keywords: Chung-Ying Cheng; consciousness; duplications; imitation; John R. Searle; mind; simulation; strong artificial intelligence; Zhu Xi



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