2004

Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker

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ISBN: 978-3-642-05744-1 (Print) 978-3-662-05642-4 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVIII

  2. Turing’s Life and Thoughts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-8

      Alan Turing: an Introductory Biography

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      Pages 9-41

      Alan’s Apple: Hacking the Turing Test

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      Pages 43-58

      What Would Alan Turing Have Done After 1954?

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      Pages 59-74

      From Turing to the Information Society

  3. Computation and Turing Machines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75

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      Pages 77-134

      The Mechanization of Mathematics

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      Pages 135-157

      Hypercomputational Models

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      Pages 159-194

      Turing’s Ideas and Models of Computation

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      Pages 195-211

      The Myth of Hypercomputation

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      Pages 213-240

      Quantum Computers: the Church-Turing Hypothesis Versus the Turing Principle

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      Pages 241-269

      Implementation of a Self-replicating Universal Turing Machine

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      Pages 271-292

      Cognitive Science and the Turing Machine: an Ecological Perspective

  4. Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 293-293

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      Pages 295-316

      Can Machines Think?

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      Pages 317-351

      The Computer, Artificial Intelligence, and the Turing Test

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      Pages 353-358

      A Note on Enjoying Strawberries with Cream, Making Mistakes, and Other Idiotic Features

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      Pages 359-379

      Robots and Rule-Following

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      Pages 381-416

      The Law of Accelerating Returns

  5. The Enigma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 417-417

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      Pages 419-439

      The Polish Brains Behind the Breaking of the Enigma Code Before and During the Second World War

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      Pages 441-462

      Alan Turing at Bletchley Park in World War II

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      Pages 463-473

      Alan M. Turing’s Contributions to Co-operation Between the UK and the US

  6. Almost Forgotten Ideas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 475-475

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      Pages 477-498

      Watching the Daisies Grow: Turing and Fibonacci Phyllotaxis

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 531-542

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