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machine brains

Rick Ottolini rick at pangea.Stanford.EDU
Wed Sep 17 07:24:51 EST 1997


Depends on how you define "machine".
A strict materialist explanation of mentation could saw anything
mechanical, electrical, chemical or biological is some sort of "machine".
The mechanical analogy was a favorite during the Enlightenment;
the electrical/computer analogy is favorite currently.



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