2013 | 22 | 4 | 453–493
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The informational stance: Philosophy and logic. Part I. The basic theories

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To better understand what information is and to explain information-related issues has become an essential philosophical task. General concepts from science, ethics and sociology are insufficient. As noted by Floridi, a new philosophy, a Philosophy of Information (PI), is needed. In the 80’s, Wu Kun proposed a “The Basic Theory of the Philosophy of Information”, which became available in English only in 2010. Wu and Joseph Brenner then found that the latter’s non-standard “Logic in Reality” provided critical logical support for Wu’s theory. In Part I of our paper, we outline the two basic theories as a metaphilosophy and metalogic for information. We offer our two theories as a further contribution to an informational paradigm. In Part II [WuB14], we develop the relation between information and social value as a basis for the ethical development of the emerging Information Society.
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  • International Center for the Philosophy of Information, Xi’An Jiaotong University, Xi’An, China
  • International Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Paris (CIRET), P.O. Box 235, CH-1865 Les Diablerets, Switzerland
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