Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Philosophy and Informatics 2008 (2008)
Computers today are not only the calculation tools - they are directly (inter)acting in the physical world which itself may be conceived of as the universal computer (Zuse, Fredkin, Wolfram, Chaitin, Lloyd). In expanding its domains from abstract logical symbol manipulation to physical embedded and networked devices, computing goes beyond Church-Turing limit (Copeland, Siegelman, Burgin, Schachter). Computational processes are distributed, reactive, interactive, agent-based and concurrent. The main criterion of success of computation is not its termination, but the adequacy of its response, its speed, generality and flexibility; adaptability, and tolerance to noise, error,faults, and damage. Interactive computing is a generalization of Turing computing, and it calls for new conceptualizations (Goldin, Wegner). In the info-computationalist framework, with computation seen as information processing, natural computation appears as the most suitable paradigm of computation and information semantics requires logical pluralism.
|Keywords||Pancomputationalism Computationalism Computing and Philosophy Philosophy of Information Semantic Information|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Comments on “The Replication of the Hard Problem of Consciousness in AI and Bio-AI”.Blake H. Dournaee - 2010 - Minds and Machines 20 (2):303-309.
Similar books and articles
INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION.Gordana Dodig Crnkovic & Mark Burgin (eds.) - forthcoming - World Scientific.
Significance of Models of Computation, From Turing Model to Natural Computation.Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic - 2011 - Minds and Machines 21 (2):301-322.
Computation, Information, Cognition: The Nexus and the Liminal.Gordana Dodig Crnkovic & Susan Stuart (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
Knowledge Generation as Natural Computation.Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic - 2008 - Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 6 (2).
Investigations Into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing.Gordana Dodig Crnkovic - 2006 - Dissertation, Mälardalen University
The Interactive Nature of Computing: Refuting the Strong Church–Turing Thesis. [REVIEW]Dina Goldin & Peter Wegner - 2008 - Minds and Machines 18 (1):17-38.
Information Processing, Computation, and Cognition.Gualtiero Piccinini & Andrea Scarantino - 2011 - Journal of Biological Physics 37 (1):1-38.
Computation Vs. Information Processing: Why Their Difference Matters to Cognitive Science.Gualtiero Piccinini & Andrea Scarantino - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41 (3):237-246.
Added to index2009-04-06
Total downloads64 ( #77,999 of 2,143,475 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #280,186 of 2,143,475 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.