Hyperloops do not threaten the notion of an effective procedure

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This paper develops my (BJPS 2009) criticisms of the philosophical significance of a certain sort of infinitary computational process, a hyperloop. I start by considering whether hyperloops suggest that "effectively computable" is vague (in some sense). I then consider and criticise two arguments by Hogarth, who maintains that hyperloops undermine the very idea of effective computability. I conclude that hyperloops, on their own, cannot threaten the notion of an effective procedure.
Keywords Hypercomputers  Church-Turing thesis  Malament-Hogarth spacetime  Non-Turing computation  Ordinal computation
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