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Descartes, La Mettrie, Language, And Machines

  • Keith Gunderson (a1)
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IN L'Homme machine La Mettrie at one point discusses the possibility of teaching an ape to speak, and later he suggests that just as the inventor Vaucanson had made a mechanical flute player and a mechanical duck, it might be possible some day for ‘another Prometheus’ to make a mechanical man which could talk.

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J. J.G. Smart's Sensations and Brain Processes’, Philosophical Review, 68 (1959) pp. 141156,

Materialism’, The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 60, No.22: 10.24th, 1963, pp. 651662.

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Philosophy
  • ISSN: 0031-8191
  • EISSN: 1469-817X
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