On Computing: The Fourth Great Scientific Domain

On Computing: The Fourth Great Scientific Domain

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by Paul S. Rosenbloom
     
 

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A proposal that computing is not merely a form of engineering but a scientific domain on a par with the physical, life, and social sciences.See more details below

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A proposal that computing is not merely a form of engineering but a scientific domain on a par with the physical, life, and social sciences.

Editorial Reviews

Computing Reviews - Anthony J. Duben

Overall, this book is a splendid contribution to the philosophy of science.

From the Publisher
"Overall, this book is a splendid contribution to the philosophy of science." — Anthony J. Duben, Computing Reviews
Nature - John Gilbey

On Computing is an unusual, and welcome, mix of conventional academic text and personal odyssey...this book offers an innovative set of tools that could kick-start debate and research on the future structure of the sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262304368
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/09/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
13 MB
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What People are saying about this

Ira Pohl

On Computing by Paul Rosenbloom explicates a novel and profound theory of the computing sciences -- much as string theory unifies and underpins physics. It is an overarching vista of how the Computing Sciences continues to develop as the fourth great scientific domain.

Peter J. Denning

Paul Rosenbloom goes well beyond the argument that computing is important and pervasive. His startling and well-grounded claim is that computing has become the fourth great domain of science, alongside the traditional physical, life, and social sciences. This book should be on every scientist's desk.

Haym Hirsh

Computing science has transformed the world, yet we can't even agree on its definition or where it sits in the intellectual 'org chart.' On
Computing
suggests that the reason has been hiding in plain sight:
computing can only be fully understood when framed as a new, fourth great domain of science. Along the way, On Computing also provides a wonderful tour of the frontiers of computing, clarifies the nature of multidisciplinary scholarship, elucidates the symbiotic connection between science and engineering,
and tantalizes us with how much more awaits us.

From the Publisher
"Paul Rosenbloom goes well beyond the argument that computing is important and pervasive. His startling and well-grounded claim is that computing has become the fourth great domain of science, alongside the traditional physical, life,and social sciences. This book should be on every scientist's desk." — Peter J. Denning, coauthor of The Innovator's Way; Past President of ACM

" On Computing by Paul Rosenbloom explicates a novel and profound theory of the computing sciences — much as string theory unifies and underpins physics. It is an overarching vista of how the Computing Sciences continues to develop as the fourth great scientific domain." — Ira Pohl, Associate Dean for Future Curricula and Online Education;Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz

"Computing science has transformed the world, yet we can't even agree on its definition or where it sits in the intellectual 'org chart.' On Computing suggests that the reason has been hiding in plain sight: computing can only be fully understood when framed as a new, fourth great domain of science. Along the way, On Computing also provides a wonderful tour of the frontiers of computing, clarifies the nature of multidisciplinary scholarship, elucidates the symbiotic connection between science and engineering,and tantalizes us with how much more awaits us." — Haym Hirsh,Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University

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