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Information 2015, 6(4), 693-703;

The Development of Philosophy and Its Fundamental Informational Turn

International Center for the Philosophy of Information, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road 28, Xi’an 710049, China
Academic Editors: Mark Burgin and Wolfgang Hofkirchner
Received: 8 September 2015 / Revised: 10 October 2015 / Accepted: 16 October 2015 / Published: 21 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from the ISIS Summit Vienna 2015)
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Through the rescientification of philosophy and the philosophization of science, an entirely new concept of science and philosophy as part of general human knowledge is developing. In this concept, science and philosophy become intrinsically integrated and unified, forming dynamic feedback-loops which lead to further mutual transformation and integration. This development is taking place in the face of two kinds of dogmatism: one is naturalistic dogmatism, the other the dogmatism of consciousness philosophy. These two kinds of dogmatism are an inevitable consequence of the method of segmentation of the field of existence in traditional philosophy namely: existence = matter + Spirit (mind). The development of the Science and Philosophy of Information reveals a world of information-by-itself lying between the worlds of matter and Sprit, and re-interprets the essence of the Spiritual world in the sense of prior information activities. Accordingly, we can describe the movements from matter to Spirit, and from Spirit to matter in these activities as processes, eliminating their dualistic separation, and achieve an informational turn in philosophy, the first truly fundamental one. View Full-Text
Keywords: development; dogmatism; field of existence; fundamental turn: information; philosophy; science; spirit development; dogmatism; field of existence; fundamental turn: information; philosophy; science; spirit
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