The Interaction and Convergence of the Philosophy and Science of Information

Kun Wu
2016 Philosophies  
The Informational Turn of Contemporary Science and Philosophy As the science and philosophy of information develop, the specific character of information becomes more and more clear. From the point of view of science, information as well as matter and energy are now regarded as the three essential elements constituting the world, bringing about a fundamental transformation of our worldview and way of thinking. Generally speaking, the Philosophy of Being, as well as the theory of the
more » ... of the compartmentalization of the extant domain is the major paradigm of philosophy and makes up the core of philosophical metatheory. Following tradition, we can reasonably summarize "the existential = the material + the mental" as in the traditional Western ontological paradigm, except for few doctrines out of the ordinary. Based on the latest progress in the science of information, the contemporary philosophy of information compartmentalizes the existential domain again. It puts forwards a new ontological paradigm: "the existential = the material + the informational". In the light of it, information is constituted by two domains: the objective informational and the subjective informational (mental).
doi:10.3390/philosophies1030228 fatcat:vaijxdb26vdong4dwrkfypdepm