Synthese Library

Computing and Philosophy

Selected Papers from IACAP 2014

Editors: Müller, Vincent (Ed.)

  • Presents a sample of topics and areas covered at the IACAP 2014
  • Surveys the latest developments in philosophy of computing
  • Covers areas including philosophy of computing, cognition and intelligence, and ethics of computation
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This volume offers very selected papers from the 2014 conference of the “International Association for Computing and Philosophy” (IACAP) - a conference tradition of 28 years. The theme of the papers is the two-way relation between computing technologies and philosophical questions: Computing technologies both raise new philosophical questions, and shed light on traditional philosophical problems. The chapters cover: 1) philosophy of computing, 2) philosophy of computer science & discovery, 3) philosophy of cognition & intelligence, 4) computing & society, and 5) ethics of computation.

About the authors

Vincent C. Müller's research focuses on the nature and future of computational systems, particularly on the prospects and dangers of artificial intelligence. He is the coordinator of the European Network for Cognitive Systems, Robotics and Interaction with nearly 1000 members, funded by the European Union through two FP7 projects with 3.9 mil. €, 2009-2014. He organizes a conference series on the 'Theory and Philosophy of AI' and is principal investigator a EU-funded research project on “Digital DIY”. Müller has published a number of articles in leading journals on the philosophy of computing, the philosophy of AI and cognitive science, the philosophy of language, applied ethics, and related areas. He has edited ten volumes, mostly on the theory of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence, and is preparing a monograph on the fundamental problems of AI. He was Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • What Is a Computational Constraint?

    Bozşahin, Cem

    Pages 3-16

  • Computing Mechanisms and Autopoietic Systems

    Dewhurst, Joe

    Pages 17-26

  • Are Gandy Machines Really Local?

    Fano, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 27-44

  • A Refutation of the Church-Turing Thesis According to Some Interpretation of What the Thesis Says

    Kapantaïs, Doukas

    Pages 45-62

  • In What Sense Does the Brain Compute?

    Schweizer, Paul

    Pages 63-79

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23290-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computing and Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Selected Papers from IACAP 2014
Editors
  • Vincent Müller
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
375
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23291-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23291-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23290-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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