The Hidden Ontology: Real-World Evolutionary Systems Concept as Key to Information Science

  title={The Hidden Ontology: Real-World Evolutionary Systems Concept as Key to Information Science},
  author={Wolfgang Hofkirchner},
An as yet to be developed unified theory of information will have to be based on the most advanced insights into the evolution and order of what we perceive as our world Contributions to the development of a theory of such evolutionary systems often use concepts of emergence without elaborating the ontological dimension Particularly its presuppositions about causality and determinism remain unclear A less strict determinism in causal relationships as well as a concept of the stages of systemic… 

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