The Ontology of Programs

  • Raymond Turner


The ontological standing of programs has been the subject of some debate in the relatively small amount of philosophical literature that concerns mainstream computer science. In particular, much of this literature would have it that programs have both a symbolic or abstract representation and a physical manifestation.


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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Turner
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  1. 1.School of Computer Science & Electronic EngineeringUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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