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


Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Vincent Müller


Publication Type:

Book chapter


Information and Computation


World Scientific


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.


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 = {},
editor = {Gordana Dodig Crnkovic and Mark Burgin},
pages = {149--185},
month = {January},
year = {2011},
booktitle = {Information and Computation},
publisher = {World Scientific},
url = {}