What Is the Philosophy of Computer Science?

Last Update: 25 March 2010

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In addition to the material listed on the syllabus for this course, you might also find the following items of interest:

  1. "PI National Course on Philosophy of Computer Science"

  2. Arkoudas, Konstantine (2007), "Material for Philosophy of Computer Science (PHI4962)"

  3. Brown, Curtis (2000), "Seminar: Philosophy and Computers"

  4. Burkholder, Leslie (1992) (ed.), Philosophy and the Computer (Boulder, CO: Westview Press).

  5. Bynum, Terrell Ward, & Moor, James H. (eds.), (2000), The Digital Phoenix: How Computers Are Changing Philosophy, Revised Edition (Oxford: Blackwell).

  6. Colburn, Timothy (2006), "What Is Philosophy of Computer Science? (extended abstract)", paper presented at ECAP-2006.

  7. Dresner, Eli, "Selected Topics in the Philosophy of Computer Science", at "The Center for Digital Culture"

  8. Eden, Amnon H.; & Turner, Raymond (last accessed 12/23/06), "Philosophy of Computer Science: Online and Offline Resources"

  9. Floridi, Luciano, "Philosophy and Computing: A Webliography"

  10. Floridi, Luciano (2002), "What Is the Philosophy of Information?", Metaphilosophy 33(1-2) (January): 123-145.

  11. Floridi, Luciano (ed.) (2003), The Philosophy of Information, two special issues of Minds and Machines 13(4) (free on-line?) & 14(1).

  12. Longo, Giuseppe (ed.) (1999), Philosophy of Computer Science, in The Monist 82(1).

  13. Moor, James H., & Bynum, Terrell Ward (eds.) (2002), Cyberphilosophy: The Intersection of Computing and Philosophy (Malden, MA: Blackwell).

  14. NEW Rapaport, William J. (2005), "Philosophy of Computer Science: An Introductory Course", Teaching Philosophy 28(4): 319-341.

  15. Scheutz, Matthias (2002), "Philosophical Issues about Computation", Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science (London: Macmillan).

  16. Smith, Brian Cantwell (1996), On the Origin of Objects (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

    1. Koepsell, David R. (1998), Review of Smith 1996, Philosophical Psychology 11(3): 389-391.
    2. Loui, R.P. (1998), Review of Smith 1996, Artificial Intelligence 106: 353-358.

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

  18. Taylor, John, "Computational Philosophy"

  19. Tedre, Matti (2007), "The Philosophy of Computer Science (Winter-Spring 2007)"

  20. Turner, Raymond; & Eden, Amnon H. (eds.) (2007), Special Issue on the Philosophy of Computer Science, Minds and Machines 17(2) (Summer): 129-247.

  21. Turner, Raymond; & Eden, Amnon H. (2008), "The Philosophy of Computer Science", in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Computer Science.

  22. Turner, Raymond; & Eden, Amnon H. (2008), Special Issue on the Philosophy of Computer Science, Journal of Applied Logic 6(4) (December): 459–552.

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