PHL309 Logic, Language, and Thought

Professor: Craig DeLancey

Office: CC212A

Email: craig.delancey@oswego.edu

**Current Assignments**
**26 April**
We will continue our discussion of radical conventionalism and
the Kripkenstein Paradox.

**Reading:** read parts 1-4 of Turing's "Computing Machinery and
Intelligence." A version is available here.
Part 5 is optional. What does Turing mean by "the imitation game"?
Be able to describe it. Here are some questions for you to be able to answer:
- Why does Turing want to avoid trying to define intelligence? What challenges do you think
that there might be to defining "intelligence"?
- Describe the imitation game (now called the Turing Test).
- What does Turing mean by "machine"?

**Tentative Assignments (subject to revision)**

**28 April**
**Reading:** read part 6 of Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence."
A version is available here.

**1 May**
The Lucas-Penrose argument.
Quantum computation.

**5 May**
Grand summary!

**12 May**
Final exam 10:30-12:30 in MCC 232.