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Knowledge, Truth, and Values in Computer Science

Knowledge, Truth, and Values in Computer Science
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Author(s): Timothy Colburn (University of Minnesota, US) and Gary Shute (University of Minnesota, US)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 13
Source title: Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science: Concepts and Principles
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Jordi Vallverdú (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-014-2.ch008

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Abstract

Among empirical disciplines, computer science and the engineering fields share the distinction of creating their own subject matter, raising questions about the kinds of knowledge they engender. We argue that knowledge acquisition in computer science fits models as diverse as those proposed by Piaget and Lakatos. However, contrary to natural science, the knowledge acquired by computer science is not knowledge of objective truth, but of values.

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