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Philosophies 2018, 3(4), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies3040034

Discursive Space and Its Consequences for Understanding Knowledge and Information

Institute of Culture, Jagiellonian University, Krakow 30-348, Poland
Received: 29 August 2018 / Revised: 29 October 2018 / Accepted: 29 October 2018 / Published: 31 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Contemporary Natural Philosophy and Philosophies)
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The paper develops the idea of discursive space by describing the manner of existence of this space and the world of facts. The ontology of discursive space is based on the idea of discourse by Foucault. Discourse, being a language phenomenon, is a form of existence of knowledge. The discursive space is a representation of knowledge and can be interpreted as the system of acquiring this knowledge. This space is connected with the world of facts by a relationship of supervenience, which can be interpreted as a flow of knowledge. At the same time, the existence of the world of facts (world of affairs) assumes that it covers all phenomena and processes, and therefore, necessarily, also the discursive space. Hence, this space is not a separate system but a system that emerges from the world in order to allow the gathering of specific knowledge about it. Treating the discursive space as one of the possible cognitive systems, one can imagine other systems of knowledge that emerge from the world (the whole), as parts subordinated to particular goals (the use of knowledge), which can have a multilevel character. The flow of knowledge on the border of such a system and the whole of it can be interpreted as information. This paper tries to justify this possibility, which could lead to a general model of the flow of the knowledge. View Full-Text
Keywords: discourse; discursive space; information; knowledge; humanistic management; language discourse; discursive space; information; knowledge; humanistic management; language
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