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Digital Computer Systems

  • George EllisEmail author
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Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Abstract

This chapter considers issues of emergence and causation in the case of digital computers, as a warm-up example before giving a general viewpoint on these topics in the next chapter. It will be shown that top-down causation is central to their functioning.

Keywords

Virtual Machine Digital Computer Adaptive Selection Register Machine Possibility Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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