The deconstruction of the Chinese Room

In spite of being tempting and easy-to-understand, Thought Experiments have a high chance to enforce preconscious biases and assumptions of the researcher/student/listener. This “injection of bias” happens because, upon hearing a story, the listener pre-consciously fills in the blanks/the unknowns with hidden/mute assumptions, which do NOT then reach the “debate” from the conscious mind. As you may expect, this phenomenon especially affects universities from Western countries with biases about non-Western cultures.

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