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Philosophy and Computer Science : Explorations in Philosophy - Timothy R. Colburn

Philosophy and Computer Science

Explorations in Philosophy

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Published: 31st August 1999
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Colburn (computer science, U. of Minnesota-Duluth) has a doctorate in philosophy and an advanced degree in computer science; he's worked as a philosophy professor, a computer programmer, and a research scientist in artificial intelligence. Here he discusses the philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence; the new encounter of science and philosophy (logic, models of the mind and of reasoning, epistemology); and the philosophy of computer science (touching on math, abstraction, software, and ontology).

Introduction
Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
The Definition and Scope of AI
AI and the History of Philosophy
AI and the Rise of Contemporary Science and Philosophy
The New Encounter of Science and Philosophy
AI and Logic
Models of the Mind
Models of Reasoning
The Naturalization of Epistemology
The Philosophy of Computer Science
Computer Science and Mathematics
Two Views of Computer Science
Abstraction in Computer Science
Software, Abstraction, and Ontology
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ISBN: 9781563249907
ISBN-10: 1563249901
Series: Explorations in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st August 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5