Rethinking Construction. On Luciano Floridi’s ‘Against Digital Ontology
Bishop, Mark (J. M.) and Sdrolia, C. 2013. Rethinking Construction. On Luciano Floridi’s ‘Against Digital Ontology. Minds and Machines, ISSN 0924-6495 [Article]No full text available
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Mark Bishop and Chryssa Sdrolia highlight the Kantian character of Floridi’s arguments against “digital ontology”. The authors identify further difficulties for the digital ontologist’s application of empirico-mathematical concepts within a philosophical framework, noting that cross-framework applications that do not respect the constraints unique to model-construction within each framework may fail. They then turn to Floridi’s argument by thought experiment against the cogency of attempts to determine whether noumenal reality is analogue or digital, arguing that Floridi runs the risk of making an error similar in structure to that made by the proponent of digital ontology.