Minds and Machines 24 (1):89-99 (2014)

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John Mark Bishop
Goldsmiths College, University of London
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In the fourteenth chapter of The Philosophy of Information, Luciano Floridi puts forth a criticism of ‘digital ontology’ as a step toward the articulation of an ‘informational structural realism’. Based on the claims made in the chapter, the present paper seeks to evaluate the distinctly Kantian scope of the chapter from a rather unconventional viewpoint: while in sympathy with the author’s doubts ‘against’ digital philosophy, we follow a different route. We turn our attention to the concept of construction as used in the book with the hope of raising some additional questions that might contribute to a better understanding of what is at stake in Floridi’s experimental epistemological response to digital ontology
Keywords Reality  Construction  Experiment  Philosophy  Science  Discrete/digital  Continuous
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The Philosophy of Information.Luciano Floridi - 2011 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
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