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18. Thought / E. Artificial Intelligence / 2. Turing Machines

[theoretical machine that implements thinking]

5 ideas
Turing showed that logical rules can be specified computationally and mechanically [Rey on Turing]
Computation isn't a natural phenomenon, it is a way of seeing phenomena [Searle]
Simple machine-functionalism says mind just is a Turing machine [Block]
A Turing machine, given a state and input, specifies an output and the next state [Block]
The Turing Machine is the best idea yet about how the mind works [Fodor]