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Diane Proudfoot: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

NameMs Diane Proudfoot
Address
c/o Frau Victoria Laszlo
ETH Zürich, CLW C 1
Clausiusstrasse 49
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone23132
E-maildianep@ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0144-21LPhilosophical Issues and Problems in Theoretical Computer Science
Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK
3 credits2VG. Sommaruga, J. Copeland, D. Proudfoot
AbstractThis course studies philosophical issues concerning computers and computing.
Topics include: information (and information content), computational complexity, the Turing Test for computer thought; the "Chinese Room" argument against the possibility of strong AI; connectionist AI; consciousness; the Church-Turing thesis; computational and hypercomputational models of mind; and free will.
Objective- Exhibit a general understanding of the philosophy and history of computing.
- Explain central problems in the field and their potential solutions, independently and at a level requiring in-depth knowledge and critical understanding.
- Communicate clearly in writing about topics in this field.