The Systems reply to the Chinese Gym
Searle's Chinese Gym argument commits the same fallacy as the Chinese Room argument commits. It is invalid to infer that the gym as a whole doesn’t understand Chinese from the fact that the individuals in the gym don’t understand Chinese.
Note: Also see the "Can the Chinese Room, considered as a total system, think?" arguments on Map 4.

Jack Copeland, 1993.
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The Systems reply to the Chinese Gym
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