Problems for a philosophy of software engineering

Show simple item record Gruner, Stefan 2013-12-11T11:55:07Z 2013-12-11T11:55:07Z 2010 2011-05
dc.description This essay is written in commemoration of the 100th birthdays of Konrad Zuse and Lothar Collatz (both *1910) in the year 2010. Zuse contributed to the science of computing coming from the domain of engineering, Collatz from the domain of mathematics. en_US
dc.description.abstract On the basis of an earlier contribution to the philosophy of computer science [Ede2007] this essay discusses to what extent the ‘paradigms’ of computer science from [Ede2007] are also applicable to software engineering, and how software engineering and computer science are related to each other. The essay concludes that neither can software engineering be fully subsumed by computer science, nor vice versa. Consequently, also the philosophies of computer science and software engineering –though related to each other– are not identical branches of a general philosophy of science. This also implies that not all of the arguments from [Ede2007] can be directly and immediately mapped from the domain of computer science into the domain of software science. After the discussion of this topic, the essay also points to some further problems and open issues for future efforts in the philosophy of software science and engineering. en_US
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dc.format.extent 22 p. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gruner, S 2011, 'Problems for a philosophy of software engineering', Minds and Machines, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 275-299. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0924-6495 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1572-8641 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s11023-011-9234-2
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.rights © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011. The original publication is available at en_US
dc.subject Theory of Science en_US
dc.subject Computer science en_US
dc.subject Software engineering en_US
dc.subject Paradigms en_US
dc.title Problems for a philosophy of software engineering en_US
dc.type Preprint Article en_US

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