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Computing and Philosophy

Selected Papers from IACAP 2014

  • Vincent C. Müller
  • Presents a sample of topics and areas covered at the IACAP 2014

  • Surveys the latest developments in philosophy of computing

  • Covers areas including philosophy of computing, cognition and intelligence, and ethics of computation


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 375)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Philosophy of Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cem Bozşahin
      Pages 3-16
    3. Vincenzo Fano, Pierluigi Graziani, Roberto Macrelli, Gino Tarozzi
      Pages 27-44
    4. Paul Schweizer
      Pages 63-79
  3. Philosophy of Computer Science & Discovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Mark Addis, Peter D. Sozou, Peter C. Lane, Fernand Gobet
      Pages 83-97
    3. Selmer Bringsjord, John Licato, Daniel Arista, Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu, Paul F. Bello
      Pages 117-131
  4. Philosophy of Cognition & Intelligence

  5. Computing & Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227

About this book


This volume offers very selected papers from the 2014 conference of the “International Association for Computing and Philosophy” (IACAP) - a conference tradition of 28 years. The theme of the papers is the two-way relation between computing technologies and philosophical questions: Computing technologies both raise new philosophical questions, and shed light on traditional philosophical problems. The chapters cover: 1) philosophy of computing, 2) philosophy of computer science & discovery, 3) philosophy of cognition & intelligence, 4) computing & society, and 5) ethics of computation.


Computing and Society Ethics of Computing Philosophy of Cognitive Science Philosophy of Computation Philosophy of Computer Science Theory of Computation

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent C. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Anatolia College/ACTThessalonikiGreece

About the editors

Vincent C. Müller's research focuses on the nature and future of computational systems, particularly on the prospects and dangers of artificial intelligence. He is the coordinator of the European Network for Cognitive Systems, Robotics and Interaction with nearly 1000 members, funded by the European Union through two FP7 projects with 3.9 mil. €, 2009-2014. He organizes a conference series on the 'Theory and Philosophy of AI' and is principal investigator a EU-funded research project on “Digital DIY”. Müller has published a number of articles in leading journals on the philosophy of computing, the philosophy of AI and cognitive science, the philosophy of language, applied ethics, and related areas. He has edited ten volumes, mostly on the theory of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence, and is preparing a monograph on the fundamental problems of AI. He was Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

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