Computability in Europe 2006
Logical Approaches to Computational Barriers

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Special Session Talk:
Gödel's remarks on Turing's work

Speaker: Andrew Hodges

Abstract

Gödel originally endorsed Turing's 1936 definition of computability, but then, much later, questioned Turing's assumptions about finitely many states of mind. I will discuss this topic in the light of Turing's mechanistic theory of mind as it developed in the 1940s.


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