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Philosophies 2016, 1(3), 228-244; doi:10.3390/philosophies1030228

The Interaction and Convergence of the Philosophy and Science of Information

International Center for the Philosophy of Information, Xi’an JiaoTong University, Xi’an 710048, China
Academic Editor: Marcin J. Schroeder
Received: 3 August 2016 / Revised: 14 November 2016 / Accepted: 21 November 2016 / Published: 1 December 2016
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Abstract

Under the impact of information technology and the information sciences, major changes are occurring in both science and philosophy that constitute an informational turn. The recently developed Philosophy of Information has integrated the unique dualistic ontological properties of information, and scientific rationality can now be seen to include an interactive relationship between science and philosophy. Information, in particular Information Science is thus part of the structure, and not just of the content, of philosophy. In this mode of knowledge development, science transforms philosophy and philosophy can critique both science and itself. I see a process of convergence taking place that is leading to a Unified Science-Philosophy of Information, a system of disciplines of which the Philosophy of Information is a part, and Information Science achieves an additional dimension based on this fundamental philosophical stance. I argue further that a proper new Philosophy of Science would be an informational metaphilosophy in that a Unified Science-Philosophy of Information includes both a new content of Science and new dynamics of the relations between a science and its philosophy. View Full-Text
Keywords: convergence; informational turn; interaction; philosophy of information; philosophy of science; Unified Science of Information; universal rationality convergence; informational turn; interaction; philosophy of information; philosophy of science; Unified Science of Information; universal rationality
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Wu, K. The Interaction and Convergence of the Philosophy and Science of Information. Philosophies 2016, 1, 228-244.

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