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The last point deserves a little further comment, for it will have repercussions in what follows. Basically, the "Good Old Fashioned AI" ("GOFAI") conception of symbols derives from turn-of-the-century work in formal logic and mathematics. , an interpretation relating it to some "outside world") that is fully determined by its composition. The relevant composition comprises only the (arbitrary) meanings of the constituent atomic tokens, and the structure or "syntax" of the complex as such. This is profound suggestion, since, as we now know, it is compatible with an account of "processing" that is simultaneously formalizable (hence mechanizable) and yet also semantics-preserving.

My heart went out to you when I learned that your son has become a philosopher, Mrs. ) We see this impression in Aristophanes' portrayal of Socrates in The Clouds. We see it in Samuel Johnson's celebrated refutation of Berkeley's phenomenalism: having kicked a rock, he cried, "Ouch! " Or perhaps you have heard the one about Descartes ordering a Big Mac: asked if he wanted French fries, he replied, "I think not," whereupon he disappeared. There is something to be said for the derisive impression.

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