Shifting the Paradigm of the Philosophy of Science: the Philosophy of Information and a New Renaissance
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2003
Computing is changing the traditional field of Philosophy of Science in a very profound way. First as a methodological tool, computing makes possible “experimental Philosophy” which is able to provide practical tests
for different philosophical ideas. At the same time the ideal object of investigation of the Philosophy of Science is changing. For a long period of time the ideal science was Physics (e.g. Popper, Carnap, Kuhn, and Chalmers). Now the focus is shifting to the field of Computing/Informatics. There are many good reasons for this paradigm shift, one
of those being a long standing need of a new meeting between the sciences and humanities, for which the new
discipline of Computing/Informatics gives innumerable possibilities. Contrary to Physics, Computing/Informatics is very much human-centered. It brings a potential for a new Renaissance, where Science and Humanities, Arts and Engineering can reach a new synthesis, so very much needed in our intellectually split culture. This paper
investigates contemporary trends and the relation between the Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Computing and Information, which is equivalent to
the present relation between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Physics.
Philosophy of Information
Philosophy of Science.
Philosophy of AI
Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Computer Science