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Notions of Information: Remarks on Fresco’s Paper

Notions of Information: Remarks on Fresco’s Paper We compare Fresco’s analysis of the Turing machine-based notion of computation with that of others, in particular with functional programming and with the reversible computing paradigm of Toffoli and others. We conclude that, although much useful philosophical work can be done by the sort of analysis that Fresco proposes, there is, nevertheless, always likely to be a number of individually viable but different accounts of computation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy & Technology Springer Journals

Notions of Information: Remarks on Fresco’s Paper

Philosophy & Technology , Volume 26 (1) – May 3, 2012

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Philosophy; Philosophy of Technology
ISSN
2210-5433
eISSN
2210-5441
DOI
10.1007/s13347-012-0073-8
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Abstract

We compare Fresco’s analysis of the Turing machine-based notion of computation with that of others, in particular with functional programming and with the reversible computing paradigm of Toffoli and others. We conclude that, although much useful philosophical work can be done by the sort of analysis that Fresco proposes, there is, nevertheless, always likely to be a number of individually viable but different accounts of computation.

Journal

Philosophy & TechnologySpringer Journals

Published: May 3, 2012

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