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Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turing: Turing 100

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2018.11.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Juliet Floyd and Alisa Bokulich (eds.), Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turing: Turing 100, Springer, 2017, 360pp., $139.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783319532783. Reviewed by ​​​​​​​Alasdair Urquhart, University of Toronto Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was first and foremost a mathematician, both pure and applied. Before his premature death by suicide, he made groundbreaking contributions in logic, cryptography and computer science, as well as being one of the key codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, and a central figure in the post-war development of digital computers in Great Britain. However, his contributions have continued to intrigue professional philosophers. A central focus of his work was a preoccupation with the extent of mechanical explanations of the world; it is this that has led to the continuing interest in Turing's impact on philosophy. The current volume is. . .

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