TY - JOUR
N2 - In this paper we show how formal computer science concepts—such as encoding, algorithm or computability—can be interpreted philosophically, including ontologically and epistemologically. Such interpretations lead to questions and problems, the working solutions of which constitute some form of pre-philosophical worldview. In this work we focus on questions inspired by the IT distinction between digitality and analogicity, which has its mathematical origin in the mathematical distinction between discreteness and continuity. These include the following questions: 1) Is the deep structure of physical reality digital or analog, 2) does the human mind resemble a more digital or analog computational system, 3) does the answer to the second question give us a cognitively fruitful insight into the cognitive limitations of the mind? As a particularly important basis for the above questions, we consider the fact that the computational power (i.e., the range of solvable problems) of some types of analog computations is greater than that of digital computations.
L1 - http://journals.pan.pl/Content/117247/PDF/Stacewicz.pdf
L2 - http://journals.pan.pl/Content/117247
PY - 2020
IS - Część 1
EP - 233
KW - information
KW - digitality
KW - analogicity
KW - computing power
KW - computational worldview
A1 - Stacewicz, Paweł
PB - Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii PAN
PB - Instytut filozofii UMCS
VL - Tom 8
DA - 2020.06.30
T1 - On the importance of computer science concepts for philosophy on the example of the distinction between digitality and analogicity
SP - 213
UR - http://journals.pan.pl/dlibra/publication/edition/117247
T2 - Filozofia i Nauka
ER -