Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science: Concepts and Principles

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Jordi Vallverdú
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jan 1, 2010 - Computers - 435 pages
"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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Contents

How to Account for Information
1
The Fundamental Properties ofInformationCarrying Relations
16
Biological Information andNatural Computation
36
On Biological ComputingInformation andMolecular Networks
53
Programming Languages asMathematical Theories
66
The HypercomputationalCase for Substance Dualism
83
Identity in the Real World
104
Knowledge Truth and Valuesin Computer Science
119
The Good and Modernity
223
A Novel Logical Approach
238
Computational Space Timeand Quantum Mechanics
253
The Thomas Effect andComputational Science
280
From a Material Point of View
294
What is it Like to be a Robot?
312
Why AI and Robotics areGoing Nowhere Fast
328
A Morphological Perspective
344

Reconceptualizations of ComputationalApproaches to the Mind
132
Applying LakatosStyleReasoning to AI Problems
149
Deconstructive Designas an Approach forOpening Trading Zones
175
Scientific Authorshipand ECommons
193
On Robots Targeted Assassinationsand Strategic Violations ofInternational Humanitarian Law
206
Challenges of ComplexSystems in Cognitive andComplex Systems
367
Compilation of References
385
About the Contributors
417
Index
426
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