Scepticism in Information Society

Vsevolod Ladov (Tomsk State University, Russian Federation)


This article analyzes contemporary writings on the philosophy of information with special attention to the concept of informational scepticism. The author of the concept, Luciano Floridi, supposes that scepticism that arises as the result of the attempt to differentiate real and virtual objects in modern information society is epistemologically harmless, since the difference between the real and the virtual does not have any specific informative content. This article points out logical and epistemological difficulties of this theoretical viewpoint and proposes a way of overcoming them.

Article in: English

Article published: 2017-03-27

Keyword(s): oherence theory of truth; correspondence theory of truth; informational scepticism; paradox; real object; virtual object.

DOI: 10.3846/cpc.2017.273

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Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija ISSN 2029-6320, eISSN 2029-6339
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