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. The authors 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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concepts and Principles|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 2010|