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:
  1. Why does Turing want to avoid trying to define intelligence? What challenges do you think that there might be to defining "intelligence"?
  2. Describe the imitation game (now called the Turing Test).
  3. 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.