Yes, She Was!: Reply to Ford’s “Helen Keller Was Never in a Chinese Room”

Minds and Machines 21 (1):3-17 (2011)
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Abstract

Ford’s Helen Keller Was Never in a Chinese Room claims that my argument in How Helen Keller Used Syntactic Semantics to Escape from a Chinese Room fails because Searle and I use the terms ‘syntax’ and ‘semantics’ differently, hence are at cross purposes. Ford has misunderstood me; this reply clarifies my theory

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William J. Rapaport
State University of New York, Buffalo

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