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Minds, Machines and Godel : A Reply to Mr Lucas

  • Whiteley C. H. (a1)
Abstract

In Philosophy for April 1961 Mr J. R. Lucas argues that Gödel's theorem proves that Mechanism is false. I wish to dispute this view, not because I maintain that Mechanism is true, but because I do not believe that this issue is to be settled by what looks rather like a kind of logical conjuring-trick. In my discussion I take for granted Lucas's account of Gödel's procedure, which I am not competent to criticise.

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