Philosophy through computer science

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this paper I hope to show that the idea of teaching philosophy through teaching computer science is a project worth pursuing. In the first section I will sketch a variety of ways in which philosophy and computer science might interact. Then I will give a brief rationale for teaching philosophy through teaching computer science. Then I will introduce three philosophical issues (among others) that have pedagogically useful analogues in computer science: (i) external world skepticism, (ii) numerical vs. qualitative identity, and (iii) the existence of God.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lim, D

Published Date

  • June 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 153

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2153-6619

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0145-5788

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5840/teachphil2019419103

Citation Source

  • Scopus