Foundations of Science

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 123–135

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems and Computer Science

Authors

  • Roman Murawski
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer SciencesAdam Mickiewicz University
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009639629935

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Murawski, R. Foundations of Science (1997) 2: 123. doi:10.1023/A:1009639629935
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Abstract

In the paper some applications of Gödel's incompleteness theorems to discussions of problems of computer science are presented. In particular the problem of relations between the mind and machine (arguments by J.J.C. Smart and J.R. Lucas) is discussed. Next Gödel's opinion on this issue is studied. Finally some interpretations of Gödel's incompleteness theorems from the point of view of the information theory are presented.

Gödel's incompleteness theoremsTuring machineartificial intelligencemind-body problem

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