Problem Set 05

1. In the Eye of the Beholder

In a long essay, explain Dennett's proposed intentional stance response to the Chinese Room Thought Experiment using the thought experiment as an example to illustrate the distinction Dennett draws between the design stance, the physical stance, and the intentional stance. Has Dennett a satisfactory response to the Chinese Room Thought Experiment? Why or why not? (35)

2. The Frege Puzzle

In a short essay, explain the Frege Puzzle and explain how Frege's distinction between sense and reference is supposed to solve the problem while, at the same time, securing the possibility of linguistic communication. (15)