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Philosophy of Computing

Themes from IACAP 2019

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  • Presents a unique collection of topics and areas covered at the IACAP 2019

  • Surveys the latest developments in philosophy of computing

  • Covers areas including philosophy of computing, cognition and intelligence, and ethics of computation

Part of the book series: Philosophical Studies Series (PSSP, volume 143)

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Table of contents (9 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Knowledge and Simplicial Complexes

    • Hans van Ditmarsch, Éric Goubault, Jérémy Ledent, Sergio Rajsbaum
    Pages 1-50
  3. Meta-Abduction: Inference to the Probabilistically Best Prediction

    • Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla
    Pages 51-71
  4. On the Conciliation of Traditional and Computer-Assisted Proofs

    • Favio E. Miranda-Perea, Lourdes del Carmen González Huesca
    Pages 73-112
  5. Predictive Fairness

    • Anders Herlitz
    Pages 141-161
  6. Castigation by Robot: Should Robots Be Allowed to Punish Us?

    • Alan R. Wagner, Himavath Jois
    Pages 163-175
  7. Our Technology Fetish

    • John Weckert
    Pages 201-219
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 251-252

About this book

This book features a unique selection of works presented at the 2019 annual international conference of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP). Every contribution has been peer-reviewed, revised, and extended. The included chapters are thematically diverse; topics include epistemology, dynamic epistemic logic, topology, philosophy of science and computation, game theory and abductive inferences, automated reasoning and mathematical proofs, computer simulations, scientific modelling, applied ethics, pedagogy, human-robot interactions, and big data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence.

The volume is a testament to the value of interdisciplinary approaches to the computational and informational turn. We live in a time of tremendous development, which requires rigorous reflection on the philosophical nature of these technologies and how they are changing the world. How can we understand these technologies? How do these technologies change our understanding of the world? And how do these technologies affect our place as humans in the world? These questions, and more, are addressed in this volume which is of interest to philosophers, engineers, and computer scientists alike.

Keywords

  • Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
  • Philosophy of Computer Science
  • Distributed Computing
  • Computational Dynamics
  • predictive fairness
  • ethics and new epistemology
  • artificial intelligence and big data
  • AI and public decision-making

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Björn Lundgren

  • Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

    Nancy Abigail Nuñez Hernández

About the editors

Björn Lundgren obtained a doctoral degree in philosophy in 2018 at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). He is currently working as a researcher at Utrecht University (Utrecht, The Nederlands), as part of a research program on Ethics of socially disruptive technologies (Esdit). Lundgren mainly works on topics such as AI; self-driving vehicles; privacy and anonymity; risk, safety, and security; and information. You can find his recent works in journals such as AI & Society, Journal of Ethics, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Philosophy & Technology, Res Publica, Risk Analysis, Science & Engineering Ethics, and Synthese.

Nancy Abigail Nuñez Hernández obtained a doctoral degree in philosophy in 2017 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico). She is currently working as a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic). She is also a member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico (CONACYT). Nuñez Hernández mainly works on epistemology, philosophical logic, and philosophy of computer science and mathematics. She was a member of the local organizing committee of the 2019 IACAP Conference.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Philosophy of Computing

  • Book Subtitle: Themes from IACAP 2019

  • Editors: Björn Lundgren, Nancy Abigail Nuñez Hernández

  • Series Title: Philosophical Studies Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-75267-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-75266-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-75267-5

  • Series ISSN: 0921-8599

  • Series E-ISSN: 2542-8349

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 252

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Philosophy of Technology, Theory of Computation

Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-75267-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)