Can Computers Think? The History and Status of the Debate - Map 3 of 7
Can Physical Symbol Systems Think?

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Does thinking require a body?
Is the relation between hardware and software similar to that between human brains and minds?
Can physical symbol systems learn as humans do?
Can the elements of thinking be represented in discrete symbolic form?
Can symbolic representations account for human thought?
Does the situated action paradigm show that computers can't think?
Can physical symbol systems think dialectically?
Can a symbolic knowledge base represent human understanding?
Do humans use rules as physical symbol systems do?

Does mental processing rely on heuristic search?
Do physical symbol systems play chess as humans do?
Other physical symbol systems arguments

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