Philosophy and information or the philosophy of information: brief analytical review

Vladimir V. Sliusarev
Lobachevsky State Uni­ver­si­ty of Nizh­ni Nov­gorod

Phi­los­o­phy and infor­ma­tion or the phi­los­o­phy of infor­ma­tion: brief ana­lyt­i­cal review

Abstract.The paper depicts and eval­u­ates a vari­ety of approach­es to the phe­nom­e­non of infor­ma­tion in con­tem­po­rary philo­soph­i­cal schol­ar­ship. The author empha­sizes the sig­nif­i­cance of infor­ma­tion as a notion with­in the analy­sis of today’s sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy stud­ies, as well as soci­ety stud­ies. Obvi­ous­ly, infor­ma­tion became a main research theme; how­ev­er, there has not been giv­en any pre­cise def­i­n­i­tion of infor­ma­tion. Rely­ing on mod­ern research in this field, the author makes an assump­tion that the def­i­n­i­tion of the con­cept of infor­ma­tion can be asso­ci­at­ed with the def­i­n­i­tion of the phe­nom­e­no­log­i­cal sta­tus of infor­ma­tion. Guid­ed by this assump­tion, he refers to a per­va­sive phe­nom­e­non of infor­ma­tion in the his­to­ry of phi­los­o­phy and sci­ence and focus­es on the evo­lu­tion of ideas about infor­ma­tion in Sovi­et and West­ern Euro­pean sci­en­tif­ic and philo­soph­i­cal dis­cours­es. The author points out that the Russ­ian schol­ars have attempt­ed a more detailed and fun­da­men­tal study of the nature of infor­ma­tion. To ana­lyze the cur­rent state of the field of infor­ma­tion research, the works by Luciano Flori­di, Kon­stan­tin Col­in and Liu Gang are con­sid­ered. The author con­cludes about the advan­tages and per­spec­tives of the modal infor­ma­tion the­o­ry pro­posed by the Chi­nese team of researchers.

Key­words: infor­ma­tion, chess machine, math­e­mat­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tion the­o­ry, modal infor­ma­tion the­o­ry, seman­tic infor­ma­tion the­o­ry.

DOI10.5840/dspl20181336

Acknowl­edge­ments

The report­ed study was fund­ed by RFBR with­in the research project no. 18–011-00335.

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