by Wilfried Sieg
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University 2006
Number of pages: 125
Computability is the basic theoretical concept for computer science, artificial intelligence and cognitive science. This essay discusses, at its heart, methodological issues that are central to any mathematical theory that is to reflect parts of our physical or intellectual experience.
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