What does “computing” mean?
A rejoinder to Dr. Paula Quinon
On the persuasiveness of views
due to their abundance of information
What are the odds
of creating a computational theory of argument?
On how to advance
the cognitive power of free market
Smart politics, stupid politics,
and the Hayek-Keynes debate
- What does “computing” mean?
Author Archives: Witold Marciszewski
§1. Dr. Paula Quinton has kindly shared with me the abstract of her recent work, titled „What „computing” means?” (see item 6 in References), and added some comments to more accurately explain her key ideas. Among the comments there was … Continue reading
Credo quia absurdum. – Tertulianus This draft is to hint at a certain paradoxical kind of discourse, such that the efficiency of a persuasion – not infrequently – is due to its absurdity. However, the paradox gets diminished, provided that … Continue reading
This post is an abstract of a more extensive text to be posted later. In the moment, I wish to explain the intention of the above title, hoping that even such a concise message may become thought-provoking for those interested … Continue reading
This post continues the one entitled “Roubini’s conceptual apparatus […]”. 1. Computational power as a kind of cognitive power Had Adam Smith lived in our times, instead of “market’s invisible hand” he might have preferred the phrase “market’s invisible computer”. … Continue reading
By Witold Marciszewski Once at my lecture on European Integrations, a student expressed his opinion about an European country (no matter which) that its government is undoubtedly stupid. I did not object the use of the word since it has … Continue reading
The core of Nouriel Roubini’s brilliant book “Crisis Economics” (2011) may be summed up to the effect: an important tip on how to rescue the world economy (and thereby Europe’s economic integration) may come from an unexpected source. To wit, … Continue reading
§1. The impulse to include this question into the curriculum “European Integration” came from an unexpected result of Polish parliamentary elections in October 2011. I mean a splendid performance of the anti-clerical party that wants to cut down the influence … Continue reading
Part A is an abstract of the paper bearing the same title. Its full text – in “Our Pub” Library. Part B is added as a supplement. A. The pragmatist approach, as stated in this essay, takes into account two … Continue reading
This post completes the paper “Mathesis Universalis revisited owing to Cantor, Frege, Einstein and Gödel“, offered as a contribution to the Poznań, October 2011, Conference on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Informatics. It is both an abstract and an additional … Continue reading