Computing and Philosophy: Selected Papers from IACAP 2014 by Vincent C. Müller PDF

By Vincent C. Müller

ISBN-10: 3319232908

ISBN-13: 9783319232904

This quantity deals very chosen papers from the 2014 convention of the “International organization for Computing and Philosophy” (IACAP) - a convention culture of 28 years. The topic of the papers is the two-way relation among computing applied sciences and philosophical questions: Computing applied sciences either elevate new philosophical questions, and make clear conventional philosophical difficulties. The chapters disguise: 1) philosophy of computing, 2) philosophy of desktop technological know-how & discovery, three) philosophy of cognition & intelligence, four) computing & society, and five) ethics of computation.

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29 Remember that we have specified the notion of ‘realization’ making explicit the fact that it is not a relationship between the mathematical concept of a Turing machine and a part of the world, but between the former and the physical theory true for that part of the world. Therefore, in this case TL will be a physical theory endowed with various principles. 30 31 See for instance Simons (1987, pp. 41–45). See also Calosi and Graziani (2014). Nonetheless many physical theories based on an atomistic conception of matter and space have been proposed; one of the most recent and interesting is Rovelli (2004).

Let us call bi the pool table with all the balls at time i. e. bi refers to the pool table at time i as a proper name refers to the named person, without the use of any of its properties, and then referring to it in all its individuality. 8 So bi refers rigidly to the time steps of this small universe. 7 The identification of rigid designators in natural languages is a very complex issue and it is still a matter of controversy. In our paper, the term ‘rigid designator’ is to be understood in the sense that we refer to parts of the world in a manner as neutral as possible.

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