Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):
"Material vs. Information Causation - An Ontological Clarification for the Information Society";
Talk: 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium,
Kirchberg am Wechsel;
The web is an immense collection of human knowledge of
the world. Humans use this information and cause
changes in the world. A separation of reality from the
information realm leads to understanding causation as a
process starting with decisions in the information realm
and the transformation of the decision to material activities
that (often amplified by technical systems) change reality.
This information causation seems to be the prototypical
meaning of causation and material causation as described
by the physical "laws of nature" a figure of speech
(metaphor), convenient for human thinking.
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