Imitation Games and Political Discourse

Francisco Gutierrez Sanin


In this article, I examine the possibility of using TURING's concept of "imitation games" to analyze political discourse. This poses the theoretical question of identity matching. It also poses a methodological question: Is it possible to distinguish, using only internal criteria, the political discourse of political actors that belong to two distinct categories? The effort to answer these theoretical and methodological questions highlights important common motives in quantitative and qualitative research.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0101103


Turing Test; political discourse; classification systems; thought experiment

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