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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

6 - Computational Philosophies of Mind

from Section One - Language, Mind, Epistemology


CPMs differ, for instance, over just what concepts these are. Initially inspired by computer science, their development has reflected changes in artificial intelligence (AI), theoretical psychology, and neuroscience. At first, the focus was on symbolic AI – dubbed GOFAI, or “Good Old-Fashioned AI,” by John Haugeland (1985: 112). Later, some CPMs replaced, or complemented, GOFAI concepts with ideas drawn from connectionism and dynamical systems.