## The essential Turing: seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of EnigmaAlan Turing was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the 20th century. This volume makes his key writings available to a non-specialist readership for the first time. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence life all spring from this ground-breaking work. |

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### Contents

Alan Turing 19121954 | 1 |

On Computable Numbers with an Application to | 58 |

Corrections and Critiques | 91 |

Copyright | |

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