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Doing, Feeling, Meaning And Explaining

By Stevan Harnad

Abstract

It is “easy” to explain doing, “hard” to explain feeling. Turing has set the agenda for the easy explanation (though it will be a long time coming). I will try to explain why and how explaining feeling will not only be hard, but impossible. Explaining meaning will prove almost as hard because meaning is a hybrid of know-how and what it feels like to know how

Topics: Cognitive Psychology, Robotics, Philosophy of Mind
Publisher: National Humanities Center
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:7335
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