The informational stance: Philosophy and logic. Part I. The basic theories

Wu Kun, Joseph E. Brenner

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2013.019

Abstract


To better understand what information is and to explain information-related issues has become an essential philosophical task. General concepts from science, ethics and sociology are insufficient. As noted by Floridi, a new philosophy, a Philosophy of Information (PI), is needed. In the 80’s, Wu Kun proposed a “The Basic Theory of the Philosophy of Information”, which became available in English only in 2010. Wu and Joseph Brenner then found that the latter’s non-standard “Logic in Reality” provided critical logical support for Wu’s theory. In Part I of our paper, we outline the two basic theories as a metaphilosophy and metalogic for information. We offer our two theories as a further contribution to an informational paradigm. In Part II [WuB14], we develop the relation between information and social value as a basis for the ethical development of the emerging Information Society.

Keywords


contradiction; dialectics; dynamics; ethics; information; interactions; logic; ontology; phenomenology; systems; values; transdisciplinarity

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