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Weizenbaum I 203
Mathematics/Neumann, J. von: (J. von Neumann, The Computer and the Brain, New Haven, 1958, p. 82): when we talk about mathematics, then perhaps we are discussing a secondary language based on the primary language that is actually used by the central nervous system. Thus, the external forms of our mathematics are not absolutely relevant when it comes to judging which mathematical or logical language is actually used by the central nervous system.


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NeumJ I
J. v. Neumann
The Computer and the Brain New Haven 2012

Weizenbaum I
Joseph Weizenbaum
Computer Power and Human Reason. From Judgment to Calculation, W. H. Freeman & Comp. 1976
German Edition:
Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft Frankfurt/M. 1978


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