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Computational Artifacts

Towards a Philosophy of Computer Science

Authors: Turner, Raymond

  • Essential contribution to the philosophy of computer science
  • Advances the notion of a technical artifact
  • Appeals to computer scientists and philosophers
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The philosophy of computer science is concerned with issues that arise from reflection upon the nature and practice of the discipline of computer science. This book presents an approach to the subject that is centered upon the notion of computational artefact. It provides an analysis of the things of computer science as technical artefacts. Seeing them in this way enables the application of the analytical tools and concepts from the philosophy of technology to the technical artefacts of computer science.

With this conceptual framework the author examines some of the central philosophical concerns of computer science including the foundations of semantics, the logical role of specification, the nature of correctness, computational ontology and abstraction, formal methods, computational epistemology and explanation, the methodology of computer science, and the nature of computation.

The book will be of value to philosophers and computer scientists.

About the authors

Raymond Turner is an emeritus professor of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering of the University of Essex. His research interests include theoretical computer science, mathematical logic, philosophical logic, philosophy of mathematics, and the philosophy of computer science.

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Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Artifacts
Book Subtitle
Towards a Philosophy of Computer Science
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-55565-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-55565-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-55564-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 255
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