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.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.However,intheend,computerscienceiswhatcomputerscientistsdo,andno. bareimplementationdoesnotofferanadequatenotionofsemantics.(Comparewith: semanticsintothepicture.Everysemanticaccountofaprogramminglanguage, determinesanotionofequalityforprograms,namely. I: Cambridge Analytical Philosophy. Isitthatalgorithmsareabstractobjects,inthesenseofferedbyRosen(2001),whereas, counterpartofatextualobjectthatistheprogram?Thispicturenaturallylendsitselftoa, formofontologicalPlatonism(Shapiro1997)wherealgorithmshaveontologicalpriority, andprogramssupplythelinguisticmeansofgettingatthem.Onthisview, mightbetakentofurnishthesemantics(§3)ofprogramminglanguages.Ofcourse,this, pictureinheritsalltheadvantagesandproblemswithsuchaPlatonicperspective, AlessPlatonicviewhasitthatalgorithmscontainthe, lawthishasbeentakentobethereasonthatalgorithms,asopposedtoprograms,arenot, copyrightable(§7.1).Ofcourse,theterm, Indeed,itcouldbearguedthatthebarenotionofalgorithmisinmuchlessneedof, clarificationthanthestandardaccountofideasanditsassociatednotionsofabstraction, analysisofournotionofalgorithm.Butdoesthisfitthecontemporarynotionthatis, employedinmoderncomputersciencewithitssophisticatednotionsofrepresentation, andcontrol?Moschovakis(1997)offersananalysisthatdoessomewhatbetter, Anotherpopulardistinctionthatoughttobethetopicofsomecriticalanalysisoccurs, withrespecttoprogramsandspecifications.Whatarespecificationsandhowarethey, differentfromprograms?Whilethereislittledirectdiscussionofthisissueinthe, philosophicalliterature(butseeSmith1985),thenatureofspecificationsisa. Logic has been called “the calculus of computer science,” meaning that it plays a role in computer science similar to that played by calculus in the physical sciences and the engineering disciplines. ontologyandthephilosophiesoflanguageandmathematics. containdetailedmachineinstructionswhereas(functional)specificationsonlydescribe, therelationshipbetweentheinputandoutput.Oneobviouswaytounpackthisisinterms, oftheimperative/descriptivedistinction:programsareimperativeanddescribehowto, achievethegoaldescribedbythespecification.Certainly. CT is using heuristic reasoning to discover a solution and using massive amount of data to speed up computation. Pursuit of Philosophical Logic. • What kinds of arguments have been used to back up different in­ terpretations of computer science? mathematicalabstraction(seeWright1983;Hale1987;Fine2002),theconceptual, investigationofabstractionincomputerscienceisinitsinfancy, thatthedistinctionbetweenabstractioninmathematicsandabstractionincomputer, scienceliesinthefactthatinmathematicsabstractionis, whatisjudgedtobeirrelevant(e.g.thecolourofsimilartriangles).Incontrast,in, computerscience,anydetailsthatareignoredatonelevelofabstraction(e.g.Java, programmersneednotworryaboutthepreciselocationinmemoryassociatedwitha, particularvariable)mustnotbeignoredbyoneofthelowerlevels(e.g.thevirtual, Butisthisbasedupontoosimplisticanotionofabstractioninmathematics?Istherejust, onekindofnotion?Forexample,theinformationhidinginBishop'sanalysis(Bishop, Programminglanguagesaremostlytypedlanguages,wherethemodernnotionoftype, hasitsoriginsinFregeandRussellandinparticularinRussell'ssimpletheoryoftypes, (Irvine2003).Ofcourse,Russellwasmotivatedbythelogicalandsemanticparadoxes, andthisfeatureisnotcentraltotheapplicationoftypestocomputerscience.Onthe, otherhand,forRusselltypescarveuptheuniverseofdiscourseinwaysthathaveboth. TheoryofComputation—haltingproblem The argument that the power of mechanical computations is limited is not surprising. In the philosophy of science, especially, there is no clear line where the philosophy ends and the science begins. He explains how by about 1920 their efforts had made logic, language, and mathematics central to philosophy in an unprecedented way. 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. 7. )yieldsthe, However,observationalequivalencedoesreflectanunderlyingconceptualdemandthat, emanatesfromtheprinciplesofindiscernibilityofidenticalsandfromtheidentityof, Insemantics,ifallobservablydistinctprogramshavedistinctsemanticvalues,the, Itshouldbeclearthatthenotionofidentityinducedbyasoundsemanticssatisfiesthe, Again,itshouldbeevidentthatacompletesemanticssatisfiestheprincipleof, fullyabstractsemanticssatisfiesLeibniz'sLaw, Thislogicalbackgroundprovidesthephilosophicaljustificationforthedevelopmentof, fullyabstractsemantics.Itthusoffersusawayofselectingsemanticaccountsthat, providephilosophicallyacceptablenotionsofequality, anysinglenotion.Itonlyprovidesatoolforrejectingthosethatcannotdelivera, conceptuallyacceptableone.Manysocalleddenotationalsemanticsarenotfully, abstract,whereasmanyoperationalonesare.Indeed,oneofthecentraltopicsinthe, recenthistoryofsemanticshasinvolvedthesearchforfullyabstractdefinitionsthatare, castwithintheclassofsemanticdefinitionaltechniquesthataretakentodelivera, Semanticsplaysanormativeordefiningroleincomputerscience.W, definitions,languagesandstructureshavenocontentoverandabovethatsuppliedby, theirsyntacticdescriptions.Andthelatterarehardlysufficientforpracticalor, philosophicalpurposes.Whilewehavemadeastartontheanalysisofthecentral. Andtheseinvolvebothsemanticandintentionalconsiderations. Linguistic Phenomenology Applied. 1. thecasethatalloperationalsemanticsarenotcompositional. 1. relationshipbetweenabstractioninthesedisciplines?Aretheyfundamentallydifferent? 5. Inwhatfollowsweshallputsomefleshonafewthesequestions. 3. The Unrealised Project on Thinking. What can we know (about computing and by computing)? This article presents an interdisciplinary experience that brings together two areas of computer science; didactics and philosophy. Doing Things with Words. • What kinds of controversies have there been in the disciplinary After a brief presentation of the main ideas of Appel and Haken’s procedure for the proof and a reconstruction of Thomas Tymoczko’s argument for the novelty of 4CT’s proof, we shall formulate some questions regarding the connections between the points raised by Tymoczko and some wittgensteinian topics in the philosophy of mathematics such as the importance of the surveyability as a criterion for distinguishing mathematical proofs from empirical experiments. 7. 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. 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. The Turn of 1900 and Russell's Paradox. Principles of Programming Languages by Grad Students, Johns Hopkins i.e.,aninterpretationinTuringmachinesorGandymachines(§5.1).However, doesnotexactlylineupwiththetraditionaloperational/denotationaldivide.Some. The Pre-War Austin. Logic has the most straightforward application to computer science. offullabstractionandcompositionality? statesthatiftwoobjectsareequalthentheyshareallproperties.Theconverseprinciple. 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. Differentsemanticaccountsdeterminedifferentnotionsofequalitythatcanserve, differentconceptualandpracticalends.Butthenwhichoneshouldbetakentodetermine, downtheoptions:somesemanticaccountsprovideuswithalogicallysatisfactorynotion. European Conference on Computing and …, 2006, Academia.edu uses cookies to personalize content, tailor ads and improve the user experience. alsobepartiallydeterminedbytheprogrammingparadigm. Dummett's Philosophy of Language. Howdowecategorizeandindividuatetheentitiesandconceptsofcomputerscience? Linguistic Phenomenology. peoplewhowriteprogramsarenotcomputerscientists.Forexample,physicists, accountantsandchemistsdo.Indeed,computersciencewouldbebetterdescribedas, beingconcernedwiththemetaactivitythatisassociatedwithprogramming.More. 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. However, as apparent by the description, neither the teachings nor the research-subjects are confined to that fields. 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. Basic Points of Moore's Philosophy. Computer Science Theory and Application. 1. Basic Ideas. Butwhatismeantbythat?Isitmeantinthesenseofhavinganexistingcompiler?This, interpretationisrathershallowbecauseitoffersnotaconceptualcriterionofdistinction, butacontingentone.Forexample,duringthefirstfivegenerationsofprogramming, languages(2ndhalfofthe20thcentury),recursive,modular,functional,andobject, orientedspecificationsofonegenerationhavecometobearticulatedasprogramsinthe, next,i.e.,today'sspecificationlanguagesfrequentlybecometomorrow'sprogramming, Anotherviewsuggeststhatprogramminglanguagesarethoselanguagesthathavean, expressnotionsthatarenotTuringcomputable.Thisdistinctionisinkeepingwithmany, existingspecificationlanguagesthatarebaseduponZermeloFraenkelsettheoryand, languageisthefactthatitcanexpressnoncomputablepropertiesandrelations.Areany, ofthesenoncomputabledemandsreallynecessaryinpractice(Jones&Hayes1990;, Thediversityoftheseviewssuggeststhatthetraditional,binarydividebetween, specificationsandprogramsisanexampleofanissuein, attention,notonlyforconceptualclarificationbutalsobecauseitmighthave. Orhasit?Perhapsweneedtostepbackandfirstaskhowtheontologicalcommitments, ofalanguagearetobedetermined.Isitthesemanticsthatdeterminesmatters(Turner&, Eden2007)?AlongtraditionthatemanatesfromFregewouldsuggestso(Dummett, 1991).Assumingtheanalogywithnaturallanguagesislegitimate,theontologyofa, languageisdeterminedbythestructuresrequiredtofurnishitssemanticdomains.But, whichsemantictheoryshouldweadopt?Whileanysemanticsmusttaketypesinto, account,thesemanticallydeterminedontologywouldgobeyondthemandreflectthe, semanticdomainsinvolved,andthesewouldreflecttheimplementationdetailthatis, includedinthesemantics.Onthisaccount,aswithequality, interpretationsdeterminedifferentontologies.Itfollowsthatitisnotsensibletotalk, uponthelevelofabstractioninvolvedinthesemantics.Forexample,theontologymay. Epistemology and Ontology. What are the things that give substance to such applications?The trite answer is the entities that computer scient… Radical Epistemology. ),Amsterdam:North, http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2008/entries/philosophymathematics/, (Fall2006Edition),EdwardN.Zalta(ed. The course has four relatively broad themes, and all those themes are tied to the students’ everyday work or their own research topics. The study results show that today the electronic environment has become not only a stronghold of modern communication and unprecedented integration of the society, but also a ground for deliberate and unconscious escape from the social reality, new manifestations of escapism and giving up the desire to live in the reality. 4. Indeed, computer science would be better described as being concerned with the meta­activity that is associated with programming. 2. programswouldbedeemedequalbythiscriterion: Ontheotherhand,amoreoperationalview. Dummett's Approach. 8. I am certianly involved in the teachings and propose systematic and historic studies in the intereface between knowledge and meaning, in my case, with a strong logical perspective on philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of logic; cognition, philosophy of, The subject matter of computer science encompasses a large number of different activities that range from abstract mathematical topics through core engineering practices and scientific investigations. The Historical Context of Russell's Theory of Descriptions. ),URL=, http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2001/entries/abstractobjects/, PhilosophyofMathematics:StructureandOntology, ,Lowe,B.,Sorbi,A.andCooper,B.(eds.),Springer. 2: Bertrand Russell - The New Method as a Logic. compiledcode(incombinationwiththerulesthatgovernitssemantics)isthesemantic, Inacommonunderstandingoftheterm‘implementation’,thesemanticdomainis, suppliedbyaphysicalmachine.Inotherwords,thephysicalmachineitself(the, ‘implementation’)determineswhattheprogrammeans.Forexample,inprogramming, languagesthisisequivalenttotheclaimthatthesemanticsfortheC++programming, languagearedeterminedbyBjarne'scomputerrunninghisC++compiler.Butthis, explanationisobviouslyinadequate:IfweassumethatBjarne'smachinedeterminesthe. Implicit Metaphysics and Epistemology. 2. Tractatus Logico-Ethicus. At the Department of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Joensuu we decided to include in our curriculum a course that offers our students an awareness of epistemological and methodological issues in computer science, and we wanted to design the course to be meaningful for practicing computer scientists. We will think both about what these things are|the nature of algorithms and information|and about what they should be|the moral responsibilities of software engineers. 6. Ryle's Philosophical Psychology. Note that for simplicity sake's, the person flow machine is not included in a box. oftenhardtosayexactlywhatthisalgorithmis,butalso,aswithmathematicaltheorems, algorithmscannotbecopyrighted.Andmuchthesamefateawaitsanyformalsemantic, accountsinceanysuchwouldbedeterminedbysomemathematicalnotion,beit. 6. The diversity and interdisciplinarity of computer science and the multiplicity of its uses in other sciences make it hard to define computer science and to prescribe how computer science should be carried out. The electronic version of the course readings includes hyperlinks to a large number of articles that are available on-line. To learn more, view our, Increasing Interdisciplinarity by Distance Learning: Examples Connecting Economics with Software Engineering, and Computing with Philosophy. methodinlogicandmathematics?Doesitcapturethecomputations, implementationinsemiconductors).Andpresumably, aredistinct,thenthereisatleastonepropertythat, isoneoftheconceptualcornerstonesofcomputerscience.Itisanintegral, expressedtherein,mostoftentakentobeitsunderlyingalgorithm.Butnotonlyisit, (Fall2008Edition),EdwardN.Zalta(ed. philosophers actually conduct experiments, many philosophers will freely make use of empirical fmdings to support their positions. withafiniteprogramofinstructions)isTuringmachinecomputable. 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. Russell's Theory of Names. We recommend further understanding how to use visual programming languages in social, philosophical and psychological aspects. underliestheinventionofnotionssuchasproceduralandfunctionalabstraction. exactformulaicdefinitioncanactasmorethanaguidetothediscussionthatfollows. 5. It brings to the fore the underlying ontological and epistemological assumptions of the semantic enterprise. ),Oxford:Oxford, AStructuralApproachtoOperationalSemantics”, JournalofExperimentalandTheoreticalArtificialIntelligence, (Fall2001Edition),EdwardN.Zalta(ed. Two Types of Language. thepossibilityofmistakesissignificantlyreduced. Someclaim(Copeland2004;Copeland2008)thatthethesisasproposedbyChurchand. fundamentalissuefortheconceptualfoundationsofcomputerscience. 3. 7. representationandreasoningaboutcomputationalsystems. Students do not need to choose between the three-year or four-year option when applying: all students apply for a four-year course, and then decide at the start of the third year whether they wish to continue to the fourth year (which is subject to achieving a 2:1 By using our site, you agree to our collection of information through the use of cookies. 5. Onewayinwhichtheymightbedifferentpertainstothecomplexityofsoftware(Brooks, 1987)whichexceedsthecomplexityofanyotherkindofhumanartefactbyordersof, magnitude.Manywouldclaimthatitisnotfeasibletoofferanysuchguaranteeof, correctness(DeMilloetal.1979);softwareissocomplexthattheprocessofrigorous, mathematicalproofandsoftwaretestingisinfeasible.And,presumably. Socalledtwolevelgrammars,althoughtechnicallyadequate,donotcapturethewayin, whichvariablesareassignedtheirtypesinmodernlanguages.Andtheyareveryclumsy, touse.Nordotheyeasilyadaptthemselvestothepolymorphictypesystemsofmany, languages.Moderntypesystemsdobetter:variablesareassignedtheirtypesvia, itcanensurethattheoccurrenceofavariableinsubsequentstatements(e.g., consistentwithitsdeclaration.Inthiswaytypesystemsprovidealevelofsyntactic, analysisthatgoesbeyondthatsuppliedbyacontextfreegrammar.Butthisstillseems, Buttypesalsoplayacorrectnessrolethatwouldnormallynotbedescribedinsyntactic, terms.Itdoesthisbyextendingthetraditionalphysicalnotionofdimensionalanalysisto, amuchrichersystemoftypes.Gettingtherighttypestructureforaprogramgoessome, waytoensuringitscorrectness.Andthisisdeterminedbythestructurethattypesimpose, example,anyprogramminglanguagethatadmitsnumbers,productsandclasses,and, nothingelse,imposesaconceptualframeworkontheprogrammerthatshemustwork, within.Problemsmustbearticulatedandsolutionsfoundwithinthemeansof, representationsuppliedbythetypesystem.Oncethetypestructureofaprogramming. All content in this area was uploaded by Amnon H. Eden on Apr 14, 2018, All content in this area was uploaded by Amnon H. Eden on Aug 19, 2016, arisefromreflectionuponthenatureandpracticeoftheacademicdisciplineofcomputer, science.Butwhatisthelatter?Itiscertainlynotjustprogramming.Afterall,many. Impacts. 2. The philosophy of computer science is concerned with the philosophical questions that arise within the study of computer science.There is still no common understanding of the content, aim, focus, or topic of the philosophy of computer science, despite some attempts to develop a philosophy of computer science like the philosophy of physics or the philosophy of mathematics. Conceptual Examination. The fore the underlying ontological and epistemological assumptions of the topics that are discussed in the production and use computing... 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