Skip navigation

Matthias Scheutz

Matthias Scheutz is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Tufts University.

Titles by This Editor

New Directions

Classical computationalism—the view that mental states are computational states—has come under attack in recent years. Critics claim that in defining computation solely in abstract, syntactic terms, computationalism neglects the real-time, embodied, real-world constraints with which cognitive systems must cope. Instead of abandoning computationalism altogether, however, some researchers are reconsidering it, recognizing that real-world computers, like minds, must deal with issues of embodiment, interaction, physical implementation, and semantics.