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Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turing

Turing 100

  • Juliet Floyd
  • Alisa Bokulich

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 324)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Juliet Floyd
    Pages 1-35
  3. Logic and Mathematics to Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Daniele Mundici, Wilfried Sieg
      Pages 39-62
    3. Juliette Kennedy
      Pages 63-91
    4. Rohit Parikh, Adriana Renero
      Pages 93-102
  4. The Universal Machine: From Music to Morphogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Martin Davis
      Pages 153-158
    3. Craig Bauer
      Pages 159-187
    4. B. Jack Copeland, Jason Long
      Pages 189-218 Open Access
    5. S. Barry Cooper
      Pages 233-262
  5. Human, Machine, and Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Patrick Henry Winston
      Pages 265-278
    3. Michael Rescorla
      Pages 279-304
    4. Diane Proudfoot
      Pages 305-321 Open Access

About this book


Chapters “Turing and Free Will: A New Take on an Old Debate” and “Turing and the History of Computer Music” are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


Alan Turing Alonzo Church Artificial Intelligence Computability and Philosophy Cryptography Enigma Machine Knowledge in Social Algorithms Kurt Gödel Ludwig Wittgenstein Measurement Based Quantum Computers Morphogenesis Philosophical Aspects of Turing’s Work Social Algorithms Turing's Concept of "Universal Machine" Voice Encryption

Editors and affiliations

  • Juliet Floyd
    • 1
  • Alisa Bokulich
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

About the editors

Juliet Floyd is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University and researches the interplay between logic, mathematics, and philosophy in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  She has written extensively on Wittgenstein, Gödel and Turing and also published articles on Kant, aesthetics, and eighteenth century philosophy.  She is currently Associate Senior Editor in Twentieth Century philosophy at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and has co-edited (with S. Shieh) Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy (Oxford, 2001) and (with J.E. Katz) Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application (Oxford, 2016) as well as many articles.

Alisa Bokulich is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University and Director of the Center for Philosophy & History of Science, where she organizes the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science.  She is Associate Member of Harvard University’s History of Science Department and a Series Editor for Boston Studies in the Philosophy & History of Science.  Her research focuses on issues in philosophy of science, including history and philosophy of quantum mechanics, and philosophy of the geosciences.  She is author of the book Reexamining the Quantum-Classical Relation: Beyond Reductionism and Pluralism (Cambridge UP, 2008) and co-editor of three additional books.

Bibliographic information


“The book provides, probably for the first time, not only all the elements necessary for assessing the full importance of Turing’s legacy but also fundamental lines of thought for connecting his work with new research perspectives. It will be an indispensable reference for understanding and developing all the concepts and ideas introduced by Turing.” (Jean-Marc Ginoux, Isis, Vol. 110 (4), 2019)