Current perspectives on the development of the philosophy of informatics

Philosophical Problems in Science 63:77-100 (2017)
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Abstract

This article is an overview of the philosophy of informatics with a special regard to some Polish philosophers. It juxtaposes the informationistic worldview with the long-prevailing mechanical conceptualization of nature before introducing the metaphysical perspective of the information revolution in sciences. The article shows also how ontic pancomputationalism – regarded as an update to structural realism – could enrich the philosophical research in some classical topics. The paper concludes with a discussion of the philosophy of Jan Salamucha, a philosopher from the Cracow Circle whose ideas could be inspiring for today’s philosophy of informatics in Cracow.

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Paweł Polak
Pontifical University of John Paul II In Kraków

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