On some fundamental distinctions of computationalism
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- Demopoulos, W. Synthese (1987) 70: 79. doi:10.1007/BF00414027
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The following paper presents a characterization of three distinctions fundamental to computationalism, viz., the distinction between analog and digital machines, representation and nonrepresentation-using systems, and direct and indirect perceptual processes. Each distinction is shown to rest on nothing more than the methodological principles which justify the explanatory framework of the special sciences.