Structuralism and information

Otávio Bueno

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPutting Information First
Subtitle of host publicationLuciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781444338676
StatePublished - Apr 27 2011


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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