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The Church-Turing Thesis

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[Revised entry by B. Jack Copeland on November 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] There are various equivalent formulations of the Church-Turing thesis. A common one is that every effective computation can be carried out by a Turing machine. The Church-Turing thesis is often misunderstood, particularly in recent writing in the philosophy of mind....

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