The concept of a symbol and the vacuousness of the symbolic conception of thought

Semiotica 2005 (154 - 1/4):243-264 (2005)
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Linguistic expressions must be decrypted if they are to transmit information. Thoughts need not be decrypted if they are to transmit information. Therefore thought-processes do not consist of linguistic expressions: thought is not linguistic. A consequence is that thought is not computational, given that a computation is the operationalization of a function that assigns one expression to some other expression (or sequence of expressions).
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