PHIL2206 Philosophy of Mind
Assessment Task 2

The task

On pages 145-8 of the textbook, Kim discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument. From your reading of Kim (no need to read the original Searle), what is the argument? Present the argument as clearly as you can, showing the premises and conclusion, and any intermediate steps that you think are helpful. How good is the argument? Does the conclusion follow from the premises (i.e. is it valid)? Are the premises true? Do you find the argument persuasive?

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