Emergence and Fundamentality in a Pancomputationalist Universe

Minds and Machines 25 (4):301-320 (2015)

Abstract

The aim of this work is to apply information theoretic ideas to the notion of fundamentality. I will argue that if one adopts pancomputationalism as a metaphysics for the universe, then there are higher-level structures which are just as fundamental for computation as anything from microphysics.

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The Philosophy of Information.Luciano Floridi - 2011 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Emergence and Fundamentality.Elizabeth Barnes - 2012 - Mind 121 (484):873-901.
Mathematical Explanation in Science.Alan Baker - 2009 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (3):611-633.

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