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Recursion

  • Robin Jones
  • Ian Stewart
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Abstract

Among the first things for which children are berated when they are learning their mother tongue is any attempt at a circular definition. “A chair is a chair with...” “You can’t explain something by using the word you’re explaining!” they’re told firmly.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Jones
    • 1
  • Ian Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer UnitSouth Kent College of TechnologyFolkestoneEngland
  2. 2.Mathematics InstituteUniversity of WarwickCoventryEngland

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