8. Structuralism and Information

  1. Patrick Allo
  1. Otávio Bueno

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396836.ch8

Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information

Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information

How to Cite

Bueno, O. (2011) Structuralism and Information, in Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information (ed P. Allo), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396836.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Miami, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Metaphilosophy Series in Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Armen T. Marsoobian,
  2. Brian J. Huschle and
  3. Eric Cavallero

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338676

Online ISBN: 9781444396836

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Keywords:

  • metaphysics - structuralism and information;
  • Luciano Floridi, an insightful - and sophisticated version of realism about structures;
  • central to a philosophical account of science - emphasizing structures;
  • high informational content - not enough to guarantee realism;
  • Newtonian system, gravity - as a force, and mass not depending on velocity;
  • Floridi, arguing that once levels of abstraction are taken - no room for a position, ontological commitments being weaker;
  • partial information and partial structures;
  • relationship between partial structures - articulated in a given domain;
  • partial structures, structural objects - and informational structuralism;
  • informational structural realism - significant proposal, information and structure, being right

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Information and Structural Realism

  • Partial Information and Partial Structures

  • Partial Structures, Structural Objects, and Informational Structuralism

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References