## COMPUTATION (Concepts of)
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Acccording to CI. EMMECHE there are two distinct concepts of computation. The first one is the representational concept, i.e. "… logical operations on symbols that can be defined purely syntactically, but which nevertheless signify specific numbers and mathematical operations i.e. concepts with a semantic content y which we attempt to solve a specific mathematical problem…")

The second one is the physical, or non representational concept, i.e. "… processes that not only take place in trivial sense in physical systems (or models of these) and are therefore dependent on their dynamics, but which are essentially inherent in these processes and demand no further interpretation or adscription of meaning" (C. EMMECHE, 1994, p, 127 -8)

The first concept corresponds to any programmed digital computer, The second one would for example be related to the computational activity of neurons in the brain.

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Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science(2020).

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