History of Computer Science as an Instrument of Enlightenment

  • Yakov Fet
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 416)


This report focuses on the dangerous problems that are currently facing the society – the negative phenomena in development of education and science. The most important way to solve this problem seems to be education and enlightenment. It is assumed that in the history of Computer Science, the intellectual and moral heritage of this history contains a wealth of material that can be used for the dissemination of knowledge, education, and human qualities. It is proposed to significantly expand the publication and dissemination of relevant non-fiction and biographical literature.


history of computing cultural heritage global problems Rome Club Aurelio Peccei human qualities education enlightenment Norbert Wiener John von Neumann Leonid Kantorovich Aleksey Lyapunov Donald Knuth Andrey Ershov Aleksander Aleksandrov 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yakov Fet
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  1. 1.Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics of Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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