Presentation on theme: "The Dictionary as Mirror of the Mind Stevan Harnad with collaborators: Alexandre Blondin-Massé Guillaume Chicoisne Yassine Gargouri Odile Marcotte Olivier."— Presentation transcript:
The Dictionary as Mirror of the Mind Stevan Harnad with collaborators: Alexandre Blondin-Massé Guillaume Chicoisne Yassine Gargouri Odile Marcotte Olivier Picard
What is cognition? The activity of whatever mechanism generates performance capacity: human (and human-like, animal, machine) know-how and "know-that"
According to Computationalism: Cognition is just a form computation i.e., formal symbol manipulation
The Symbol Grounding Problem The Chinese/Chinese dictionary-go-round
Categories are classes of objects, events, properties, actions, or states with invariant features some (all? most? many? enough?) of them sensorimotor features discernible by a categorizer allowing the categorizer to categorize correctly
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