Philosophy of computer science

Philosophy of computer science

The philosophy of computer science is concerned with the philosophical questions that arise with the study of computer science, which is understood to mean not just programming but the whole study of concepts and methodologies that assist in the development and maintenance of computer systems.[1] According to (Tedre 2006), there is still no common understanding of the content, aim, focus, or topic of the philosophy of computer science, despite some attempts to develop a philosophy of computer science like the philosophy of physics or the philosophy of mathematics.


  • See also 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

See also


  1. ^ Turner

Further reading

  • Scott Aaronson. "Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity". To appear in Computability: Gödel, Turing, Church, and beyond.
  • Timothy Colburn. Philosophy and Computer Science. Explorations in Philosophy. M.E. Sharpe, 1999. ISBN 1-56324-991-X.
  • A.K. Dewdney. New Turning Omnibus: 66 Excursions in Computer Science
  • Luciano Floridi (editor). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information, 2004.
  • Luciano Floridi (editor). Philosophy of Computing and Information: 5 Questions. Automatic Press, 2008.
  • Luciano Floridi. Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction, Routledge, 1999.
  • Christian Jongeneel. The informatical worldview, an inquiry into the methodology of computer science.
  • Jan van Leeuwen. "Towards a philosophy of the information and computing sciences", NIAS Newsletter 42, 2009.
  • Moschovakis, Y. (2001). What is an algorithm? In Enquist, B. and Schmid, W., editors, Mathematics unlimited — 2001 and beyond, pages 919–936. Springer.
  • Alexander Ollongren, Jaap van den Herik. Filosofie van de informatica. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. ISBN 0-415-19749-X
  • Tedre, Matti (2006), The Development of Computer Science: A Sociocultural Perspective  Doctoral thesis for University of Joensuu.
  • Ray Turner and Ammon H. Eden. "The Philosophy of Computer Science". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Matti Tedre (2011). Computing as a Science: A Survey of Competing Viewpoints. Minds & Machines 21, 3, 361–387.
  • Jordi Vallverdu. "Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science: Concepts and Principles"". Idea Books, 2010.

External links

  • The International Association for Computing and Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Computing and Information at PhilPapers
  • Philosophy of the Information and Computing Sciences held in February 2010 at the Lorentz Center