This paper is about how To Kill a Machine, a play written by the article’s author about the life and work of mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing, has inspired legal research into the nature of law. The questions posed by Turing: “what are computable numbers?” and “can machines think?” are reimagined as legal questions concerning the nature of law, law’s assumptions about appropriate behaviour, and a re-evaluation of Austin and Hart’s approaches to the command theory of law.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Liverpool Law Review|
|Early online date||19 Dec 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Apr 2014|
- turing machine
- turing equivalence
- command theory
- law and literature
- loss of control
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Catrin Fflur Huws
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Aberystwyth Law School - Senior Lecturer
Person: Teaching And Research