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Publication - Dr Johannes Stern

    Proving that the Mind Is Not a Machine?

    Citation

    Stern, J, 2018, ‘Proving that the Mind Is Not a Machine?’. Thought, vol 7., pp. 81-90

    Abstract

    This piece continues the tradition of arguments by John Lucas, Roger Penrose and others to the effect that the human mind is not a machine. Kurt Gödel thought that the intensional paradoxes stand in the way of proving that the mind is not a machine. According to Gödel, a successful proof that the mind is not a machine would require a solution to the intensional paradoxes. We provide what might seem to be a partial vindication of Gödel and show that if a particular solution to the intensional paradoxes is adopted, one can indeed give an argument to the effect that the mind is not a machine.

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