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Computationalism is the thesis that cognition is computation. It is an extreme view of functionalism, also known as machine functionalism. The idea here being that cognition runs on "mindware" just like a computer runs on software.
See also cognitivism
- Jerry Fodor (1975) The Language of thought
- Zenon Pylyshyn (1984) Computation and Cognition
- Stevan Harnad (1994) Computation Is Just Interpretable Symbol Manipulation: Cognition Isn't. Minds and Machines 4: 379-390.