Philosophy of Computer Science

Brian Cantwell Smith
on "What Is Computation?"

Last Update: 26 April 2007

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Smith, Brian Cantwell (2002), "The Foundations of Computing", in Scheutz, Matthias (ed.), Computationalism: New Directions (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press): 23-58.

  1. The major question in the philosophy of computer science is:

    and the answer is that it is a lot more than the theory of Turing machines.

  2. CS is an empirical endeavor.

  3. 9 Theses about Computation:

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