Three Paradigms of Computer Science

@article{Eden2007ThreePO,
  title={Three Paradigms of Computer Science},
  author={Amnon H. Eden},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={135-167}
}
AbstractWe examine the philosophical disputes among computer scientists concerning methodological, ontological, and epistemological questions: Is computer science a branch of mathematics, an engineering discipline, or a natural science? Should knowledge about the behaviour of programs proceed deductively or empirically? Are computer programs on a par with mathematical objects, with mere data, or with mental processes? We conclude that distinct positions taken in regard to these questions… Expand
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