Minds and Machines

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 327–332

Book Review: John von Neumann, The Computer and the Brain, 2nd edition

  • Gualtiero Piccinini


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gualtiero Piccinini
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  1. 1.Department of History and PhilosophyScience University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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