Notes for Timothy R. Colburn Philosophy and Computer Science


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Its not AI; emphasize instead writing software, programming, and it is because we can leverage programming languages that language matters, programming and natural language choices matter, for example, for me English and, really, C++, adding C/C++ second to emphasize procedural thinking implicit in C and object thinking in C++, I mean, C++ really is my core language with English.

(9) The study of the nature of human reasoning and knowledge, in the form of logic and spistemology, has, of course, been a focus of western philosophy since Plato and Aristotle. However, not until the latter part of the twentieth century and the advent of the digital computer did it become possible to actually build models of reasoning that contained alleged representations of human knowledge. . . . It therefore became reasonable to at least ask, Can AI, as an empirical discipline concerned with building and observing models of human cognitive behavior, help us do philosophy?


























Colburn, Timothy R. Philosophy and Computer Science. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2000. Print.