Philosophical Implication of Turing's Work -Concentrated on Halting Theorem-

튜링의 업적이 지닌 철학적 함의 -'멈춤정리'를 중심으로-

  • Received : 2012.07.16
  • Accepted : 2012.08.20
  • Published : 2012.08.30


This paper aims to examine Alan Turing's life at the centenary of his birth and to discuss a philosophical implication of his work by concentrating on halting theorem particularly. Turing negatively solved Hilbert's decision problem by proving impossibility of solving halting problem. In this paper I claim that the impossibility implies limits of reason, and accordingly that the marginality in cognition and/or in action should be recognized.


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