Building the World out of Information and Computation

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dc.contributor.author Chaitin, G en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-14T03:42:11Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-14T03:42:11Z
dc.date.issued 2021 en
dc.identifier.citation CDMTCS Research Reports CDMTCS-557 (2021) en
dc.identifier.issn 1178-3540 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/58019
dc.description.abstract According to Pythagoras: All is Number, God is a Mathematician. Modern physics is in fact based on continuous mathematics, dierential and partial dierential equations, validating Pythagoras’ vision. In this essay we shall instead discuss a neo-Pythagorean ontology: All is Algorithm, God is a Programmer. In other words, can there be discrete computational models of the physical world? This is sometimes referred to as digital philosophy. There are in fact two books on digital philosophy, both in Italian: • Ugo Pagallo, Introduction to Digital Philosophy, from Leibniz to Chaitin • Andrea Vaccaro and Giuseppe Longo, Bit Bang: The Birth of Digital Philosophy Let’s review the development of digital philosophy. We’ll start, as is often the case, with Leibniz.
dc.publisher Department of Computer Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CDMTCS Research Report Series en
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dc.source.uri https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/research/groups/CDMTCS/researchreports/index.php en
dc.title Building the World out of Information and Computation en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author(s) en


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