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Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Michael Epperson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223190
eISBN:
9780823235551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223190.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics. This book is ... More


Interlude The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Michael Epperson

in Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223190
eISBN:
9780823235551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223190.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Even if mathematics explicates complex knowledge, it is grounded in modest insight, which makes it compatible with Whitehead’s desiderata. This tool, at some level, is ... More


Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account

Gualtiero Piccinini

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199658855
eISBN:
9780191748158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658855.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This book articulates and defends a mechanistic account of concrete, or physical, computation. A physical system is a computing system just in case it is a mechanism one of whose functions is to ... More


Semantic Accounts

Gualtiero Piccinini

in Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199658855
eISBN:
9780191748158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658855.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces semantic accounts of computation, according to which computation requires representation. It argues that while computation is surely compatible with representation, ... More


Thinking about the Liar, Fast and Slow

Robert Barnard, Joseph Ulatowski, Jonathan M. Weinberg, and Bradley Armour-Garb

in Reflections on the Liar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199896042
eISBN:
9780190672287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199896042.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

In the past, experimental philosophers have explored the psychological underpinning of a number of notions in philosophy, including free will, moral responsibility, and more. But prior to this ... More


Information Processing

Gualtiero Piccinini

in Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199658855
eISBN:
9780191748158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658855.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter distinguishes different notions of information and assesses the assimilation of computation to information processing. It explicates the notions of Shannon information, natural semantic ... More


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