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Teaching Philosophy

Volume 42, Issue 2, June 2019

Daniel Lim
Pages 141-153
DOI: 10.5840/teachphil2019419103

Philosophy through Computer Science

In this paper I hope to show that the idea of teaching philosophy through teaching computer science is a project worth pursuing. In the first section I will sketch a variety of ways in which philosophy and computer science might interact. Then I will give a brief rationale for teaching philosophy through teaching computer science. Then I will introduce three philosophical issues (among others) that have pedagogically useful analogues in computer science: (i) external world skepticism, (ii) numerical vs. qualitative identity, and (iii) the existence of God.