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The Philosophy of Quantum Computing

Cuffaro, Michael E. (2021) The Philosophy of Quantum Computing. [Preprint]

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Abstract

From the philosopher's perspective, the interest in quantum computation stems primarily from the way that it combines fundamental concepts from two distinct sciences: physics (especially quantum mechanics) and computer science, each long a subject of philosophical speculation and analysis in its own right. Quantum computing combines both of these more traditional areas of inquiry into one wholly new (if not quite independent) science. There are philosophical questions that arise from this merger, and philosophical lessons to be learned. Over the course of this chapter we discuss what I take to be some of the most important.


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Cuffaro, Michael E.mike@michaelcuffaro.com0000-0003-4477-5601
Keywords: quantum computing quantum information quantum mechanics entanglement
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Classical
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Quantum
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Michael Cuffaro
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 22:56
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 22:56
Item ID: 18822
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Classical
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Quantum
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 16 March 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18822

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