Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFloridi, L.
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-24T08:13:07Z
dc.date.available2009-04-24T08:13:07Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationFloridi , L 2009 , ' Against digital ontology ' , Synthese , vol. 168 , no. 1 , pp. 151-178 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-008-9334-6
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 186334
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 61b62b5a-1a69-49bf-a279-9cbb6892bc5e
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3285
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 63849087456
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/3285
dc.description“The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com”. Copyright Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-008-9334-6
dc.description.abstractThe paper argues that digital ontology (the ultimate nature of reality is digital, and the universe is a computational system equivalent to a Turing Machine) should be carefully distinguished from informational ontology (the ultimate nature of reality is structural), in order to abandon the former and retain only the latter as a promising line of research. Digital vs. analogue is a Boolean dichotomy typical of our computational paradigm, but digital and analogue are only “modes of presentation” of Being (to paraphrase Kant), that is, ways in which reality is experienced and/or conceptualised by an epistemic agent at a given level of abstraction. A preferable alternative is provided by an informational approach to structural realism, according to which knowledge of the world is knowledge of its structures. The most reasonable ontological commitment turns out to be in favour of an interpretation of reality as the totality of structures dynamically interacting with each other. The paper is the first part (the pars destruens) of a two-part piece of research. The pars construens, entitled “A Defence of Informational Structural Realism”, is forthcoming in Synthese.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSynthese
dc.rightsOpen
dc.titleAgainst digital ontologyen
dc.contributor.institutionPhilosophy
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dcterms.dateAccepted2009
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-008-9334-6
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
herts.preservation.rarelyaccessedtrue
herts.rights.accesstypeOpen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record