Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Volume 57, Issue 2, June 1997

Louise M. Antony
Pages 381-387

Feeling Fine About the Mind

The article presents a critique of John Searle’s attack on computationalist theories of mind in his recent book, The Rediscovery of the Mind. Searle is guilty of caricaturing his opponents, and of ignoring their arguments. Moreover, his own positive theory of mind, which he claims “takes account of” subjectivity, turns out to offer no discernible advantages over the views he rejects.

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