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Against digital ontology

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The paper argues that digital ontology (the ultimate nature of reality is digital, and the universe is a computational system equivalent to a Turing Machine) should be carefully distinguished from informational ontology (the ultimate nature of reality is structural), in order to abandon the former and retain only the latter as a promising line of research. Digital vs. analogue is a Boolean dichotomy typical of our computational paradigm, but digital and analogue are only "mo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11229-008-9334-6

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Institution:
"University of Hertfordshire", "University of Oxford"
Research group:
IEG
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Computing Laboratory
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
168
Issue:
1
Pages:
151-178
Publication date:
2009-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
URN:
uuid:ca597beb-1536-4c01-9eb9-c22b4517a67f
Local pid:
ora:3868

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