Journeys in non-classical computation II: Initial journeys and waypoints

Susan Stepney*, Samuel L. Braunstein, John A. Clark, Andy Tyrrell, Andrew Adamatzky, Robert E. Smith, Tom Addis, Colin Johnson, Jonathan Timmis, Peter Welch, Robin Milner, Derek Partridge

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Abstract

The journeys that could be brought under Non-classical Computation are imposing challenges for computer sciences. Wittgenstein's works on the philosophy of languages, Tractatus, and its relationship to the world can be used as a model of classical computation. The Tractatus proposes that a proposition can have only one complete analysis dependent on its essential features that link to the referent objects. A major result of the Tractatus stance is that every object is potentially unambiguously describable and it provides an extensive model of computer languages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-125
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2006

Keywords

  • Dynamics
  • Non-Classical computation
  • Philosophical Investigations
  • Tractatus

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