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Computationalism, The Church–Turing Thesis, and the Church–Turing Fallacy
Synthese (2007)
  • Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Abstract
The Church–Turing Thesis (CTT) is often employed in arguments for computationalism. I scrutinize the most prominent of such arguments in light of recent work on CTT and argue that they are unsound. Although CTT does nothing to support computationalism, it is not irrelevant to it. By eliminating misunderstandings about the relationship between CTT and computationalism, we deepen our appreciation of computationalism as an empirical hypothesis.
Disciplines
Publication Date
January, 2007
DOI
10.1007/s11229-005-0194-z
Citation Information
Gualtiero Piccinini. "Computationalism, The Church–Turing Thesis, and the Church–Turing Fallacy" Synthese Vol. 154 Iss. 1 (2007) p. 97 - 120
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gualtiero-piccinini/13/