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The philosophical view of information and information technology


Various approaches to the definition of the concept “information,” viz., mathematical-physical, semantic, pragmatic, hermeneutic-existential, and angeletic, are considered. The relevance of the study of the history of philosophy in terms of information technology (IT) is noted. Two contradictory views of information technology, that is, engineering and anthropocentric, are addressed. The future promising lines in IT philosophy are considered.

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Correspondence to H. Rashidi Alashty.

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Original Russian Text © H. Rashidi Alashty, 2012, published in Nauchno-Tekhnicheskaya Informatsiya, Seriya 2, 2012, No. 4, pp. 1–12.


Translated from Farsi by Abduvosid Yuldoshev.

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Rashidi Alashty, H. The philosophical view of information and information technology. Autom. Doc. Math. Linguist. 46, 94–104 (2012).

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  • information
  • information technology
  • philosophy
  • metaphysics
  • hermeneutics
  • angeletics