Chinese Room
by Daniel Dennett* and Neil Cohn

This comic was a request from my friend and colleague from Tufts, the philosopher Dan Dennett. He asked me to recreate a comic strip he saw posted on the wall of an MIT AI lab almost 30 years ago. The comic is based on the philosopher John Searle's famous thought experiment about the "Chinese Room."

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Interested in reprinting this comic in a book or other context? Permission to post this strip on a closed (password protected) academic course website is granted gratis. For permission to publish this strip in either electronic or hard copy form, submit a request to Neil Cohn for details. All reproduction must include attribution and copyright information attributed to Daniel Dennett and Neil Cohn.





Chinese Room by Daniel Dennett and Neil Cohn