Robert Janusz

Abstrakcja, obiekty i cywilizacja globalna
[Abstraction, Objects and Global Civilization]

09 - 2004, pages 203–216
Date of online publication: 15 June 2015
Date of publication: 01 November 2004


The article is about the interaction between philosophy and information science. The discussion is based on a complex example – a country, which has an evolving domain. In contemporary computer science very complex systems are modeled. However, it would be impossible to model such systems with every detail, because it would be too difficult, in that it would be as complex as reality itself. Frequently, complex domains do not have any exact description of their behavior: some have an inadequate description, some have a contradictory one. To model such complex domains, a computer science specialist acts like a philosopher – making classifications, explanations, etc. On the other hand, there have to be some philosophical presuppositions: in this case, a conviction that a logical analysis and design will work in the domain being modeled. A postulate is thus introduced: namely, that logos is able to capture or encompass reality. The descriptions involved thus need to be continuously purified from irrational influences.


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Janusz, Robert. Abstrakcja, obiekty i cywilizacja globalna.” Forum Philosophicum 9 (2004): 203–216. doi:10.5840/forphil2004923.


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