Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Informationistic Worldview
Emerging from the 21st Century Science

§1. On the emergence of informationistic worldview (informatism) When looking at the development of European thought from bird’s-eye view,  we observe  three great periods  of  mutual  influences  between the state of science (that is, empirical teories with mathematics) and a … Continue reading

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Are all things ordered in number?
If so, what kind of number?

According to  the viewpoint  which I suggest to call computational rationalism, the first of these questions  should be answered in the affirmative, while the second remains open,  being the subject of a vivid controversy.  To be ranked among computational rationalists, … Continue reading

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Is it the case that
there has arisen computational rationalism?

When describing rationalism as computational,  I mean making a substantial use  of the data-program distinction  in order to elucidate crucial ideas of classical rationalism, to wit that of  the truth of reason  (veritas rationis),  and  that of  the light of … Continue reading

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Is it wrong to deny
that Aristotle and Aquinas were empiricists?

This seems to be wrong, indeed.  For authorities claim unanimously that Aristotle was an empiricist who opposed Plato’s rationalism, and that Aquinas followed his viewpoint.  As an evidence they quote Aristotle’s famous maxim about the human mind as an empty … Continue reading

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