John searle asked how it was possible for the man to convince another person that he knows chinese without actually knowing chinese using this experiment the ship of theseus this is one of the oldest thought experiments of all-time. One of the most famous (and infamous) attacks on this view is john searle's chinese room argument a series of animations present a virtual version of searle in his chinese room these animations make it clear how the argument is intended to work, its significance, and its vulnerabilities. The mind has been the center of philosophical debates for the longest of times john searle has attempted to explain understanding and the mind when in 1980 he created his famous chinese room thought experiment however, he is not discussing the human mind like many philosophers do instead, he is looking into the minds of machines.
The chinese room searle asks you to imagine the following scenario : there is a room sometimes people come to the room with a piece of paper which they slip into the room through a slot then they wait a while until the same piece of paper comes back out of a room through a second slot. The chinese room argument was introduced in searle's 1980 paper minds, brains, and programs, published in behavioral and brain sciences it eventually became the journal's most influential target article,  generating an enormous number of commentaries and responses in the ensuing decades, and searle has continued to defend and refine the argument in many papers, popular articles and books.
Searle's father, g w searle, an electrical engineer, was employed by at&t corporation, while his mother, hester beck searle, was a physician the suit, filed in a california court on march 21, 2017, seeks damages from both searle and the regents of the university of california as his employers it. Searle 1980 poses this question and says the answer is no by way of explanation, he describes a gedanken experiment that he adduces as evidence of the correctness of his answer it is serious understatement to say that there has been considerable discussion in the literature of searle’s essay, but as of searle 2004 his view remains unchanged. John searle has attempted to explain understanding and the mind when in 1980 he created his famous chinese room thought experiment however, he is not discussing the human mind like many philosophers do.
In the late 1980s, searle challenged the restrictions of berkeley's 1980 rent stabilization ordinance following what came to be known as the california supreme court's searle decision of 1990, berkeley changed its rent control policy, leading to large rent increases between 1991 and 1994.
Page 2 zombies in searle’s chinese room: putting the turing test to bed louis j cutrona, jr abstract: searle’s discussions over the years 1980-2004 of the implications of his “chinese room” gedanken experiment are frustrating because they proceed from a correct assertion: (1) “instantiating a. This suggests, according to searle, that no computer can ever understand chinese or english, because, as the thought experiment suggests, being able to 'translate' chinese into english does not entail 'understanding' either chinese or english: all which the person in the thought experiment, and hence a computer, is able to do is to execute. This is our modification of searle's original chinese room thought experiment here, we have replaced the language of chinese with the binary language (0's and 1's) used by digital computers here the person in the room is manipulating symbols in a way that more closely resembles the functioning a familiar desktop computers.
In 1980 john searle published a paper, “minds, brains, and programs”, in behavioral and brain sciences and introduced a famous thought experiment: the chinese room with this thought experiment, searle sparked a thousand debates and discussions about artificial intelligence, consciousness, semantics, functionalism, computation, and more.
A search on google scholar for “searle chinese room” limited to the period from 2010 through early 2014 produced over 750 results, including papers making connections between the argument and topics ranging from embodied cognition to theater to talk psychotherapy to postmodern views of truth and “our post-human future” – as well as discussions of group or collective minds and discussions of the role of intuitions in philosophy. This experiment was created to show the nature of moral decisions and highlight the fact that there are no easy answers you will, at the end of the day, be directly responsible for at least one death the chinese room this thought experiment was proposed by john searle in 1980’s to test the validity of artificial intelligence.