Alan Turing Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker

We become better thinkers not primarily as a result of internal changes, although of course they are important, but to a large extent because we learn how to use notations. Some thinkers expand our mental horizons by constructing new ...

Alan Turing  Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker

Author: Christof Teuscher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662056429

Page: 542

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Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing. This fascinating text covers the rich facets of his life, thoughts, and legacy, but also sheds some light on the future of computing science with a chapter contributed by visionary Ray Kurzweil, winner of the 1999 National Medal of Technology. Further, important contributions come from the philosopher Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and from the distinguished logician Martin Davis, who provides a first critical essay on an emerging and controversial field termed "hypercomputation".

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