The Philosophy of Computer Science

[Revised entry by Raymond Turner and Nicola Angius on January 19, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The philosophy of computer science is concerned with those ontological, methodological,
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[Revised entry by Raymond Turner and Nicola Angius on January 19, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The philosophy of computer science is concerned with those ontological, methodological, and ethical issues that arise from within the academic discipline of computer science as well as from the practice of software development. Thus, the philosophy of computer science shares the same philosophical goals as the philosophy of mathematics and the many subfields of the philosophy of science, such as the philosophy of biology or the philosophy of the social sciences. The philosophy of computer science also considers the analysis of...

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