The concept of computability


I explore the conceptual foundations of Alan Turing’s analysis of computability, which still dominates thinking about computability today. I argue that Turing’s account represents a last vestige of a famous but unsuccessful program in pure mathematics, viz., Hilbert’s formalist program. It is my contention that the plausibility of Turing’s account as an… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2003.12.012


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