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HOW CAN ONE CATCH A THOUGTH-BIRD? Some Wittgensteinian Comments to Computational Modelling of Mind

ANDREJ ULE

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APA 6th Edition
ULE, A. (2005). HOW CAN ONE CATCH A THOUGTH-BIRD? Some Wittgensteinian Comments to Computational Modelling of Mind. Synthesis philosophica, 20 (2), 373-388. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/2439
MLA 8th Edition
ULE, ANDREJ. "HOW CAN ONE CATCH A THOUGTH-BIRD? Some Wittgensteinian Comments to Computational Modelling of Mind." Synthesis philosophica, vol. 20, no. 2, 2005, pp. 373-388. https://hrcak.srce.hr/2439. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
ULE, ANDREJ. "HOW CAN ONE CATCH A THOUGTH-BIRD? Some Wittgensteinian Comments to Computational Modelling of Mind." Synthesis philosophica 20, no. 2 (2005): 373-388. https://hrcak.srce.hr/2439
Harvard
ULE, A. (2005). 'HOW CAN ONE CATCH A THOUGTH-BIRD? Some Wittgensteinian Comments to Computational Modelling of Mind', Synthesis philosophica, 20(2), pp. 373-388. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/2439 (Accessed 21 September 2020)
Vancouver
ULE A. HOW CAN ONE CATCH A THOUGTH-BIRD? Some Wittgensteinian Comments to Computational Modelling of Mind. Synthesis philosophica [Internet]. 2005 [cited 2020 September 21];20(2):373-388. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/2439
IEEE
A. ULE, "HOW CAN ONE CATCH A THOUGTH-BIRD? Some Wittgensteinian Comments to Computational Modelling of Mind", Synthesis philosophica, vol.20, no. 2, pp. 373-388, 2005. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/2439. [Accessed: 21 September 2020]

Abstracts
In this essay I analyse Wittgenstein’s criticism of several assumptions that are crucial for a large part of cognitive science. These involve the concepts of computational processes in the brain which cause mental states and processes, the algorithmic processing of information in the brain (neural system), the brain as a machine, psychophysical parallelism, the thinking machine, as well as the confusion of rule following with behaviour in accordance with the rule. In my opinion, the theorists of cognitive science have not yet seriously considered Wittgenstein’s criticism so they, quite surprisingly, frequently confuse the question “how does it work?” with “what does it do?” But their most “deleterious” mistake is their confusion of the internal computational (or parallel) processes taking place in the brain (which possibly cause mental states) with socially-based, everyday criteria of recognition and classification of, and knowledge about, the content of mental states.

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