Philosophy and Computer Science

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Overview

This volume is divided into four main areas of philosophy: logic, epistemology (theory of knowledge); philosophy of mind; and ethics. Each chapter within these four areas examines a particular issue both from the philosophical perspective as well as the computer science/ AI perspective.
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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). Paper edition (991-X), $22.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563249914
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/4/1999
  • Series: Explorations in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,451,307
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
Pt. I Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence 11
2 The Definition and Scope of AI 13
3 AI and the History of Philosophy 19
4 AI and the Rise of Contemporary Science and Philosophy 41
Pt. II The New Encounter of Science and Philosophy 51
5 AI and Logic 53
6 Models of the Mind 68
7 Models of Reasoning 87
8 The Naturalization of Epistemology 105
Pt. III The Philosophy of Computer Science 127
9 Computer Science and Mathematics 129
10 Two Views of Computer science 153
11 Abstraction in Computer Science 174
12 Software, Abstraction, and Ontology 198
Notes 211
Bibliography 221
Index 233
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