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A Dialogue Concerning Two World Systems: Info-Computational vs. Mechanistic

Authors:

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Vincent Müller

Note:

http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.5001

Research group:


Publication Type:

Book chapter

Venue:

Information and Computation

Publisher:

World Scientific


Abstract

The dialogue develops arguments for and against adopting a new world system – info-computationalist naturalism – that is poised to replace the traditional mechanistic world system. We try to figure out what the info-computational paradigm would mean, in particular its pancomputationalism. We make some steps towards developing the notion of computing that is necessary here, especially in relation to traditional notions. We investigate whether pancomputationalism can possibly provide the basic causal structure to the world, whether the overall research programme appears productive and whether it can revigorate computationalism in the philosophy of mind.

Bibtex

@incollection{Dodig-Crnkovic2875,
author = {Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic and Vincent M{\"u}ller},
title = {A Dialogue Concerning Two World Systems: Info-Computational vs. Mechanistic},
isbn = {978-981-4295-47-5 },
note = {http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.5001},
editor = {Gordana Dodig Crnkovic and Mark Burgin},
pages = {149--185},
month = {January},
year = {2011},
booktitle = {Information and Computation},
publisher = {World Scientific},
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/2875-}
}