Knowledge and Computing
Computer Epistemology and Constructive Skepticism
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: Central European University Press
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Title Page, Copyright Page
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Table of Contents
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Ferenc Bródy, József Bokor, Márta Fehér, Lajos Rónyai, János Gertler who read the drafts carefully and supported them with important comments, ideas, and goodwill but should not take responsibility for this final undertaking; ...
Preface of Computer Epistemology
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This book is neither a textbook nor a monograph, but an essay. The style is defined by the subject and the objective. The subject mat-ter lies in an area between computer science and philosophy, while the objective is to offer something between a general overview and practical advice. An essay is the form best suited for a work of this ...
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After about fifteen years since my first book about computer epis-temology was published, i decided to complete a review of further experience. i found shortly that the original book is still valid, noth-ing had to be corrected, but there was much to add, especially re-garding the epistemic lessons and their background in mathemati-...
Chapter 1 Why Computer Epistemeology?
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The practice of a critical view of all kind of activities is a useful activity in itself. Creating some professional procedures for critical views is also useful. This book puts an emphasis on the mathematical-com-putational instruments of our computer and information technology supported activities, and by this focuses on more general philosoph-...
Chapter 2 Algebra: The Discipline from the Simplest to the Most General
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Let us start with a thought-experiment. That is a common way of thinking about how to construct complex objects: define, or assume, or imagine a small set of basic components and a similarly small set of fundamental rules for combining of them. From the very start of computing history, games were designed in this way, following the ...
Chapter 3 Logic, the Origin of All Programming
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...formal disciplinary classification problem. Logic, as it was born, be-longed to philosophy, not only because all science belonged to phi-losophy. Logic was a major achievement in the first Age of reason, that of the Greeks, an insight and simultaneously an external view of perception, understanding the order of the world and of the mind ...
Chapter 4 How Uncertain is Uncertainty?
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Centuries of rites and traditions of transition and continuation have rendered even the most certain event, death, ambiguous. That primitive looking manner of burial cults survives still in more sublime Tales, sculptural figures, and preserved folklore all testify the hy-pothesis that ancient man, due to a general feeling of uncertainty—...
Chapter 5 Excursion to the Fields of Ontology, Being and Beliefs
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...gy and ontology. ontology is understood here in the original philo-robots and related computer intelligence: is man able to create an artificial homunculus, a Golem which is, in affective and cognitive re-spects, similar or even mightier than a natural human? mysticism of the middle Ages was a fertile soil for these ideas. The Homunculus in ...
Chapter 6 Conclusions
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...change in human relations to all kinds of work and communication 2. This injection introduces the necessity of translating all com-puter-mediated tasks into the language of computers. The language of computers, programming, is a direct translation of mathematics. This means: most human activities are to be formalized by the instru-...
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The motivations create a partly conflicting manifold of objectives. Fuel prices and therefore design principles of the engine, grip of the wheels, aerodynamic body can be typical. safety objectives add several further requirements for body structure, acceleration, and control and brake performance. social relations of the market define ...
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The author would like to thank Édua szűcs for the cartoons; László Pal-kovics, for the pictures of Appendix 1.1; József Váncza, márton Drótos, Gábor Erdős, Tamás Kis, for the text of Appendix 1.2; barnabás Takács and Dávid Hanák for the results and faces; Gábor renner; György Kovács; and p. 67 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/image: Transformation_...
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Aunique book about the relations of computation to its mathematical basics andapplication models. The evolutionary interpretation of these developmentscreates a novel understanding of computational design and control processes.The analysis focuses on the pitfalls of transformations from the verbal-physicalproblem formulation to the final execution activities via mathematical modeling...
Page Count: 228
Publication Year: 2010