Philosophy of Computer Science

Teaching Philosophy 28 (4):319-341 (2005)
There are many branches of philosophy called “the philosophy of X,” where X = disciplines ranging from history to physics. The philosophy of artificial intelligence has a long history, and there are many courses and texts with that title. Surprisingly, the philosophy of computer science is not nearly as well-developed. This article proposes topics that might constitute the philosophy of computer science and describes a course covering those topics, along with suggested readings and assignments
Keywords computer science  computer ethics  artificial intelligence  computability  algorithms
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DOI 10.5840/teachphil200528443
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