The philosophy of information (PI) is a sub-field of philosophy that studies topics related to computer science, information science, information technology, and philosophy. It includes:
the critical investigation of the conceptual nature and basic principles of information, including its dynamics, utilisation and sciences the elaboration and application of information-theoretic and computational methodologies to philosophical problems.
2 Definitions of "information"
2.1 Peirce 2.2 Shannon and Weaver 2.3 Bateson 2.4 Floridi
3 Philosophical directions
4 See also 5 Notes 6 Further reading 7 External links
The philosophy of information (PI) has evolved from the philosophy of
artificial intelligence, logic of information, cybernetics, social
theory, ethics and the study of language and information.
The word "information" is commonly used so metaphorically or so
abstractly that the meaning is unclear.
Conceptual experiments in silico: As an innovative extension of an ancient tradition of thought experiment, a trend has begun in philosophy to apply computational modeling schemes to questions in logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, and so on. Pancomputationalism: By this view, computational and informational concepts are considered to be so powerful that given the right level of abstraction, anything in the world could be modeled and represented as a computational system, and any process could be simulated computationally. Then, however, pancomputationalists have the hard task of providing credible answers to the following two questions:
how can one avoid blurring all differences among systems? what would it mean for the system under investigation not to be an informational system (or a computational system, if computation is the same as information processing)?
Albert Borgmann, Holding onto Reality: The Nature of
Barwise prize Complex system Digital divide Digital philosophy Digital physics Game theory Freedom of information Informatics
^ Luciano Floridi, "What is the
Luciano Floridi, "What is the
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Adriaans, Peter (Autumn 2013). "Information". In Zalta, Edward N.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Floridi, Luciano (Spring 2015). "Semantic Conceptions of Information".
In Zalta, Edward N. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
IEG site, the Oxford University research group on the philosophy of
It from bit and fit from bit. On the origin and impact of information
in the average evolution - from bit to atom and ecosystem. Information
philosophy which covers not only the physics of information, but also
how life forms originate and from there evolve to become more and more
complex, including evolution of genes and memes, into the complex
memetics from organisations and multinational corporations and a
"global brain", (Yves Decadt, 2000).
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