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Single Idea 3215

[catalogued under 18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 6. Artificial Thought / a. Artificial Intelligence]

Full Idea

Processing of images and mental models seems to require, and therefore is unlikely to replace, computation and representation.

Gist of Idea

Images can't replace computation, as they need it


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 10.1.2)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.266

A Reaction

A good point. If you are a fan of mental imagery, you still have to explain how we can hold an image, or recall it, or manipulate it. I always, I don't know why, wince at the thought of 'computations' among neurons.