PHIL2206 Philosophy of Mind
Assessment Task 2
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?
Length. No more than 600 words.
Presentation. Get it all to fit on one page. Just include your name, a brief title, and your answer. Put your name in the body of the file, rather than in a header or footer.
Submission. Email it directly to me: email@example.com. You should also submit official copies in the usual way - a hard copy to the philosophy office (for your signature) and a soft copy to firstname.lastname@example.org (as proof of submission).
Due date. Friday 18th September, by 4pm. Submit it earlier if you can.
Mark. I'll give you a mark out of 20.
Late penalty. I'll subtract 3 marks for each day late (including weekends).
Make sure that everything you say is relevant to the task. Some of what Kim discusses in these pages may not be relevant.