You may have never heard of Alan Turing (although with Benedict Cumberbatch's depiction of him in *The Imitation Game*, that's becoming less likely) but you are definitely familiar with his work. You're using it right now, in fact. That's because he's the namesake behind the Turing machine, a theoretical device that's the basis for all modern computation.

## A Philosophical Answer to a Practical Problem

## An Imaginary Model

#### A Primer on Turing Machines

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Ashley Hamer
March 17, 2017

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