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Information Philosopher - Introduction

Information Philosopher - Introduction
Introduction The Information Philosopher has established that quantum mechanics and thermodynamics play a central role in the creation of all things. This finding has enormous implications for philosophy and metaphysics. Instead of a closed universe that is winding down deterministically from an initial state of high information, we find the universe is open and increasing information indeterministically from an initial state of relatively high entropy and low information. Information is being continuously created in the universe, not least by human beings who are just learning that they are part of the cosmic creative process. An open indeterministic universe with increasing information suggests three testable philosophical ideas: a model for free will and creativity that may satisfy determinists and libertarians a value system based on providential processes in the universe an epistemological explanation of knowledge formation and communication. Man is Free. For Teachers For Scholars

Home - Floating University Encore une fois sur la "Phénoménologie de l'esprit" Je livre ci-dessous quelques remarques sur les passages numérotés 25 et 26 de la préface de la Phénoménologie de l'esprit . La "Phéno" a la réputation d'être un livre illisible tant sont grandes les difficultés de compréhension en certains passages. Les traductions les plus connues (Hyppolite, Lefebvre, Bourgeois) ont leurs méritent et leurs défauts et il faudrait sans doute lire les 3 versions - et sans doute aussi celles que je ne connais pas. Il faut dire quelques mots de l’organisation de cette préface et de ses objectifs. Venons-en à notre extrait. Les premiers mots sont déjà problématiques. « Que « le vrai soit effectif » … : il faut donc que le vrai soit effectif. Le vrai ne peut être effectif que comme système : voilà ce qui explicite l’effectivité du vrai. Qu’est-ce que c’est qu’un système ? a. b. c. La philosophie doit être systématique. La vraie figure dans laquelle existe la vérité ne peut être que le système scientifique de celle-ci. (5) Et un peu plus loin il précise :.

Hegel's Philosophy of History Back to main page The philosophy of history espoused by George Frederick Hegel, philosopher and historian, has often been viewed as largely teleological. It has often been speculated that this philosophical presumption arose from the historical context of Hegel's life, whether negatively through his fear of the French Terror or positively from his dedication to the Romantic thesis that Reason shapes the universe. Nonetheless, Hegel's commitment to the dialectical progression of time and to the triumphant end of history is taken to be a largely deterministic and ahistorical philosophy. Hegel as a determinist It is not difficult to see how this interpretation of Hegel arose. Spirit does not toss itself about in the external play of chance occurrences; on the contrary, it is that which determines history absolutely, and it stands firm against the chance occurrences which it dominates and exploits for its own purpose. The Hegelian dialectic The role of contingency

Divided Core - Nature Philosophie, religion, science et conscience - Dieu, Platon, Darwin et l'avenir Belief in Belief Followup to: Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences) Carl Sagan once told a parable of a man who comes to us and claims: "There is a dragon in my garage." Fascinating! We reply that we wish to see this dragon—let us set out at once for the garage! "But wait," the claimant says to us, "it is an invisible dragon." Now as Sagan points out, this doesn't make the hypothesis unfalsifiable. But now suppose that we say to the claimant, "Okay, we'll visit the garage and see if we can hear heavy breathing," and the claimant quickly says no, it's an inaudible dragon. Carl Sagan used this parable to illustrate the classic moral that poor hypotheses need to do fast footwork to avoid falsification. Some philosophers have been much confused by such scenarios, asking, "Does the claimant really believe there's a dragon present, or not?" The rationalist virtue of empiricism is supposed to prevent us from this class of mistake. There's different kinds of belief in belief.

OUPblog | Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the World › Une lecture continue de l’Ethique de Spinoza Analytic philosophy Analytic philosophy (sometimes analytical philosophy) is a style of philosophy that came to dominate English-speaking countries in the 20th century. In the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand, the vast majority of university philosophy departments identify themselves as "analytic" departments.[1] The term "analytic philosophy" can refer to: A broad philosophical tradition[2][3] characterized by an emphasis on clarity and argument (often achieved via modern formal logic and analysis of language) and a respect for the natural sciences.[4][5][6]The more specific set of developments of early 20th-century philosophy that were the historical antecedents of the broad sense: e.g., the work of Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, G. In this latter, narrower sense, analytic philosophy is identified with specific philosophical commitments (many of which are rejected by contemporary analytic philosophers), such as: History[edit] Logical positivism[edit]

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