Philosophy 44 (June):231-3 (1969)

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David K. Lewis
PhD: Harvard University; Last affiliation: Princeton University
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J. R. Lucas argues in “Minds, Machines, and Gödel”, that his potential output of truths of arithmetic cannot be duplicated by any Turing machine, and a fortiori cannot be duplicated by any machine. Given any Turing machine that generates a sequence of truths of arithmetic, Lucas can produce as true some sentence of arithmetic that the machine will never generate. Therefore Lucas is no machine
Keywords Logic  Mechanism  Lewis, D
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DOI 10.1017/S0031819100024591
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