Publication
Title
Symmetry between the intentionality of minds and machines? The Biological plausibility of Dennett's Account.
Author
Abstract
One of the most influential arguments against the claim that computers can think is that while our intentionality is intrinsic, that of computers is derived: it is parasitic on the intentionality of the programmer who designed the computer-program. Daniel Dennett chose a surprising strategy for arguing against this asymmetry: instead of denying that the intentionality of computers is derived, he endeavours to argue that human intentionality is derived too. I intend to examine that biological plausibility of Dennetts suggestion and show that Dennetts argument for the claim that human intentionality is derived because it was designed by natural selection is based on the misunderstanding of how natural selection works.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Minds and machines. - Dordrecht
Publication
Dordrecht : 2006
ISSN
0924-6495
Volume/pages
16:1(2006), p. 57-71
ISI
000238998500007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 02.02.2012
Last edited 10.10.2017