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Is Programming Done by Projection and Introspection?

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE,volume 44)

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Often people describe the creative act of programming as mysterious (Costa 2015). This paper explores the phenomenology of programming, and examines the following proposal: Programming is a log of actions one would imagine oneself to be doing (in order to achieve a task) after one projects oneself into a world consisting of software mechanisms, such as “the Python environment”. Programming is the formal logging of our imagined actions, in such an imagined world. Our access to our imagination is introspective.

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  • Programming
  • Introspection
  • Role-playing

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Freed, S. (2018). Is Programming Done by Projection and Introspection?. In: Müller, V. (eds) Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017. PT-AI 2017. Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics, vol 44. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96448-5_17

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