Philosophy of Computer Science: An Introductory Course

Philosophy of Computer Science: An Introductory Course

A textbook on the philosophy of computer science. It is based on a course the author created for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Publication date: 14 Jun 2016

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Paperback: 836 pages

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Philosophy of Computer Science: An Introductory Course

Philosophy of Computer Science: An Introductory Course A textbook on the philosophy of computer science. It is based on a course the author created for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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Publication date: 14 Jun 2016
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: 836 pages
Views: 3,885
Document Type: Textbook
Publisher: n/a
License: n/a
Post time: 26 Jun 2016 01:00:00
From the Introduction:
William J. Rapaport wrote:In this book, we will look at some of the central issues in the philosophy of computer science. The book is not designed to answer all (or even any) of the philosophical questions that can be raised about the nature of computers and computer science. Rather, it is designed to “bring you up to speed” on a conversation about these issues— to give you some of the background knowledge about them—so that you can read the literature for yourself and perhaps become part of the conversation by contributing your own views. 

This book is intended for readers who might know some philosophy but no computer science, as well as for readers who might know some computer science but no philosophy (and there might even be some readers who know little or nothing about both!). So, we will begin by asking what philosophy is. (Most of the rest of the book will be concerned with what computer science is.)  

More information is available at the course webpage.




About The Author(s)


William J. Rapaport is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at BuffaloThe State University of New York. Rapaport has done research and written extensively on Intentionality and Artificial Intelligence. He has research interests in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Logic and Mathematics, and published many scientific articles on them.

William J. Rapaport

William J. Rapaport is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at BuffaloThe State University of New York. Rapaport has done research and written extensively on Intentionality and Artificial Intelligence. He has research interests in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Logic and Mathematics, and published many scientific articles on them.


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