ofnewconceptsenablesaprooftobeconstructedgradually, moregraspable.Mathematicsprogressesbyinventingnewmathematicalconceptsthat, enabletheconstructionofhigherlevelandmoregeneralproofsthatwouldbefarmore, complexandevenimpossiblewithoutthem.Forexample,theexponentnotationmakesit, possibletocarryoutcomputationbeyondthecomplexityofmultiplication—andargue, abouttheresults.Attheotherextreme,theinventionofcategorytheoryfacilitatedthe, statementandproofofverygeneralresultsaboutalgebraicstructuresthatautomatically, applytoawholerangeofsuch.Mathematicsisnotjustaboutproof;italsoinvolvesthe, abstractionandcreationofnewconceptsandnotation.Onthefaceofit,formal, correctnessproofsdonot,ingeneral,employthecreationofnewconceptsorget, involvedintheprocessofmathematicalabstraction.Incontrast,abstractionincomputer, science(§6.1)isconcentratedinthenotionsneededforprogramdesign.Buthoware, thesetwonotionsofabstractionrelated?W, Evenifweputasidetheseepistemologicalworries,asecondandseeminglymore, devastatingcriticismofcorrectnessproofsquestionswhatisactuallyestablishedby, representationoftheprogram.Noamountofformalworkcangetuspastthe, abstract/physicalbarrier:wecanneverguaranteethatanyparticularexecutionofthe, programonaphysicalmachinewillactuallyproceedasexpected(Fetzer1988;Fetzer, oftheprogram—andthatitcanbeformalorinformal.Then,supposewecarryouta, seriesoftestrunstoverifythattheprogrammeetsitsspecification.Iftheysucceed,we, correctbecauseitfunctionsaccordingtothespecification.Onthisview. Pursuit of Philosophical Logic. mentiontwothatseemcentraltocomputerscience. Computational methods and models are helping to solve problems, design systems, and understand human behavior, by drawing on concepts fundamental to computer science (CS). Logic has the most straightforward application to computer science. Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. The latest (August 2019) edition significantly updates/adds chapters 5 ("What is Engineering") and 20 ("Computer Ethics II: AI"). Sorry, preview is currently unavailable. The book concludes with a chapter about God. Fortunately, traditional branches of philosophy can provide intellectual and structural guidance. ofthelanguage)requireaformofgrammarthatismoreflexiblethanthestandardone. “Philosophy of computer science” is too limiting because it suggests it is the study of an academic field, rather than the systems produced by that field and their uses and impacts in society “Philosophy of information technology”, finally, may put too much emphasis on applications of For example, in the philosophies of mathematics and physics, there are central questions concerning the nature of the objects dealt with, what constitutes knowledge and the means of obtaining that knowledge. relationshipbetweenabstractioninthesedisciplines?Aretheyfundamentallydifferent? Scott Soames, a leading philosopher of language and historian of analytic philosophy, provides the fullest and most detailed account of the analytic tradition yet published, one that is unmatched in its chronological range, topics. His current research focuses on new software stack layers to allow datacenter applications to take advantage of communication and storage technologies with microsecond-scale latencies. He explains how by about 1920 their efforts had made logic, language, and mathematics central to philosophy in an unprecedented way. ontologyandthephilosophiesoflanguageandmathematics. We share and discuss any content that computer scientists find interesting. ,Kling,R.(ed.),MorganKaufman,pp.810–825. iftheyhavethesamesemanticvalue,i.e., accountdeterminesacriterionofequality, semanticswouldabstractawayfromallcomputationalstepsandequateprogramsthatin, somesensecomputethesamemathematicalfunction.Forexample,thefollowingtwo. Scitation is the online home of leading journals and conference proceedings from AIP Publishing and AIP Member Societies. Note that for simplicity sake's, the person flow machine is not included in a box. The two 3. Itseemsveryhardtopinthisdistinctiondown.Onthefaceofit,thereappearsnosharp. Epilogue. Examples of this activity might include the design and analysis of programming, specification and architectural description languages; the construction and optimisation of compilers, interpreters, theorem provers and type inference systems; the invention of logical frameworks and the design of embedded systems, and much more. 9. The Computer and Information Science Department participates in the national Grace Hopper Conference and regional conferences for women in computer science; Underrepresented Students Study Hall Computer Science students have the opportunity to meet and interact with their peers at this Tuesday night study hall. example,Russell'stheoryoftypes,althoughmathematicallypowerful,issomewhat, impoverishedinitsexpressivepowercomparedwiththetypetheoriesofmodern, computerlanguages(Coquand2006;Pierce2002).Apartfromarangeofbasictypes, suchasnumbersandBooleans,programminglanguagescontainacollectionoftype, constructors(waysofbuildingnewtypesfromoldones).Forexample,theseincludethe, abilitytoformsomekindofCartesianproductandfinitesets.Inmanyobjectoriented, programminglanguages,types(classes)canimport(andoverride)operationsfromother, typesandoffermoresophisticatedconstructorsthatsupporttheformationofabstract. Basic Ideas. thatcanbeperformedbyahuman?Doesitsscopeapplytophysicalmachines? The Pre-War Austin. ),Amsterdam:North, http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2008/entries/philosophymathematics/, (Fall2006Edition),EdwardN.Zalta(ed. Wittgenstein's Method and System. This paper contains a discussion of striking similarities between influential philosophical concepts of the past and the approaches currently employed in selected areas of computer science. Jones,C.B.andHayes,I.J.,1990,“SpecificationsAreNot(necessarily)Harmful”, McLaughlin,B.,2004,“Computationalism,Connectionism,andthePhilosophyof. When we talk about an object's history, we actually deal with one of the most profound issues of metaphysics … the question of object continuity. I: Cambridge Analytical Philosophy. Moor,J.H.,1978,“ThreeMythsofComputerScience”,, Rep.DAIMIFN19,ComputerScienceDepartment,AarhusUniversity, Rosen,Gideon,2001.“AbstractObjects”,, Sieg,Wilfried,2008,“ChurchwithoutDogma:AxiomsforComputability”,, Smith,B.C.,1996,“LimitsofCorrectnessinComputers”,, (Spring2007Edition),EdwardN.Zalta(ed. 'Philosophical Fun'. 4: Gilbert Ryle - The Analytical Method Explained. thepossibilityofmistakesissignificantlyreduced. 7. First Theses in Philosophy. Computational thinking (CT) is using abstraction and decomposition when attacking a large complex task or designing a large complex systems. 4. The course readings describe, in a compact and simple form, the cruces of the topics that are discussed in the course. Students do not need to choose between the three-year and four-year options when applying. Influences. sicences, philosophy of language and epistemology, philosophy of law, argumentation theory. 7. They have been applied in algebra, car manufacturing,laser surgery, banking, gastronomy, astronomy, and astrology. Computational philosophy of science is less a new philosophy and more a new analytical technique enabled by the computer, and its appearance was not occasioned by a new revolutionary development in science; quantum theory is still the touchstone for contemporary philosophy of science. The Turn of 1946. 3. Oxbridge Circles and Schools. Many of the central philosophical questions of computer science surround and underpin these activities, and many of them centre upon the logical, ontological and epistemological issues that concern it. Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. 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