Revista de Filosofie (Romania) 63 (5):571-582 (2016)

Lavinia Marin
Delft University of Technology
This article aims to develop the outline of a possible philosophy of the digital, as a proper philosophy with its own domain, questions, methods and own theories. The article starts by describing the crisis of liniar thinking undersood, following Vilém Flusser, as as a crisis of historical-causal thinking. Then the digital thinking is described as a new way of thinking which aims to become the dominant way of scientific explanation of our times, by replacing historical-causal explanations with numerical models. The proper domain of a philosophy of the digital is then defined as the digital-life form. The article ends by showing an example of a specific problem for the philosophy of the digital, namley the automatisation of human life.
Keywords philosophy of the digital  philosophy of technology  digital  Vilem Flusser  crisis of liniarity  digital form of life
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