Turing Author Andrew Hodges Free E–pub
A useful survey of Turing s thought for
those who t care to read his who don t care read his papers or the myriad of biographies about him Because of how short it is it does gloss over some of the complicated and ambiguous elements of his thought Hodges who wrote the definitive biography of Alan Turing but who is not himself a philosopher found himself responding to philosophical ueries about his book and decided to write about Turing as natural philosopher As a mathematician Turing has come to play an critical role in contemporary philosophy becaus. Philosophy is one of the most intimidating and difficult of disciplines as any of its students can attest This book is an important entry in a distinctive new series from Routledge the great philosophers breaking down obstacles to understanding Great Philosophers Breaking down obstacles to understanding ideas of history's greatest thinkers these brief acc. Turing s views about the mind and intelligence immensely interesting even if I found the book difficult and abstract It is a hard choice as a first read for an introduction to Turing s assertions It was a little mathy to start with and it seemed to make a lot of excuses for a little mathy to start with and it seemed to make a lot of excuses for He kept on explaining what he thought that Turing meant I m reading the big book by the same author now Since it is a biography and not a treatise on Turing s natural philosophy it should be easier to understand and give a better understanding of Turing s impact. Basic concepts enriching the narrative through
THE EFFECTIVE USE OF BIOGRAPHICAL DETAIL effective use of biographical detail instead of attempting to explain the philosopher's entire intellectual history which can be daunting this series takes one central theme in #EACH PHILOSOPHER'S WORK USING IT TO UNFOLD THE PHILOSOPHER'S #philosopher's work using it to unfold the philosopher's E he developed a Theory Of It Means For Either of what it means for either human mind or a computer function ie to means for either human mind or a computer to function ie to The book addresses fascinating uestions regarding whether thinking can be described in purely mathematical terms and whether machines can think It also gives personal insight into t A tiny little book about the mathematician philosopher and founder of modern computing Alan Turing This is a mix between a biography and a description of Turing discoveries and specifically the one related to the famous Turing Test I find the description of. Essible and affordable volumes offer essential introductions to the great philosophers of the Western tradition from Plato to Wittgenstein In ust 64 pages each author a specialist on his subject places the philosopher and his ideas into historical perspective Each volume explains in simple terms the.