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Thinking machines and the philosophy of computer science : concepts and principles

Author: Jordi Vallverdú
Publisher: Hershey PA : Information Science Reference, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a high interdisciplinary exchange of ideas pertaining to the philosophy of computer science, from philosophical and mathematical logic to epistemology, engineering, ethics or neuroscience experts and outlines new problems that arise with new tools"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thinking machines and the philosophy of computer science.
Hershey PA : Information Science Reference, ©2010
(DLC) 2009052666
(OCoLC)495780698
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jordi Vallverdú
ISBN: 9781616920159 1616920157
OCLC Number: 682614123
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 435 pages) : illustrations
Contents: How to account for information / Luciano Floridi --
The fundamental properties of information-carrying relations / Hilmi Demir --
Biological information and natural computation / Gordana Dodig Crnkovic --
On biological computing, information and molecular networks / Walter Riofrio --
Programming languages as mathematical theories / Ray Turner --
The hypercomputational case for substance dualism / Selmer Bringsjord --
Identity in the real world / Matteo Casu, Luca Albergante --
Knowledge, truth and values in computer science / Timothy Colburn, Gary Shute --
Logic and abstraction as capabilities of the mind : reconceptualizations of computational approaches to the mind / David J. Saab, Uwe V. Riss --
Applying Lakatos-style reasoning to AI domains / Alison Pease [and others] --
Deconstructive design as an approach for opening trading zones / Doris Allhutter, Roswitha Hofmann --
Scientific authorship and e-commons / Luc Schneider --
Armchair warfare 'on terrorism' : on robots, targeted assassinations and strategic violations of international law / Jutta Weber --
Information technology : the good and modernity / Pak-Hang Wong --
Computing, philosophy and reality : a novel logical approach / Joseph Brenner --
Computational space, time and quantum mechanics / Michael Nicolaidis --
Seeing for knowing : the Thomas effect and computational science / Jordi Vallverdú --
Computer simulations and traditional experimentation : from a material point of view / Juan M. Durán --
What is it like to be a robot? / Kevin Warwick --
Why AI and robotics are going nowhere fast / Antoni Diller --
Embodying cognition : a morphological perspective / David Casacuberta, Saray Ayala, Jordi Vallverdú --
Challenges of complex systems in cognitive and complex systems / Klaus Mainzer.
Responsibility: Jordi Vallverdu [editor].

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Presents a conversation between established experts and fresh researchers in the field of philosophy and computer science about human and non-human relationships with the environment.  Read more...

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