Seminar: Philosophy and Computers
Spring, 2013

Curtis Brown

Course Materials

Syllabus
Assignments
Midterm Exam Review
Final Exam Review

Notes on Various Readings

Turing, Knuth, and Copeland
Turing Machines
Abstract vs. Concrete Computations
Chalmers, "A Computational Foundation"
Discussion of Chalmers' "Computational Foundation"
Searle, "Critique of Cognitive Reason"
Gallistel and King on Computing with Neurons
ACM "What Is Computing" Symposium
Black Hole Computers
Machine Functionalism in the Philosophy of Mind (Kim)
Musical Works and Computations
Approaches to Robot Ethics (Wallach et al. & Andersen et al.)
Robot Ethics: Utilitarian, Kantian, and Particularistic Approaches
 


Last update: January 27, 2013. 
Curtis Brown | Philosophy and Computation | Philosophy Department | Trinity University
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