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Philosophers

Mortimer Adler
Rogers Albritton
Alexander of Aphrodisias
Samuel Alexander
William Alston
Anaximander
G.E.M.Anscombe
Anselm
Louise Antony
Thomas Aquinas
Aristotle
David Armstrong
Harald Atmanspacher
Robert Audi
Augustine
J.L.Austin
A.J.Ayer
Alexander Bain
Mark Balaguer
Jeffrey Barrett
William Barrett
William Belsham
Henri Bergson
George Berkeley
Isaiah Berlin
Richard J. Bernstein
Bernard Berofsky
Robert Bishop
Max Black
Susanne Bobzien
Emil du Bois-Reymond
Hilary Bok
Laurence BonJour
George Boole
Émile Boutroux
F.H.Bradley
C.D.Broad
Michael Burke
Lawrence Cahoone
C.A.Campbell
Joseph Keim Campbell
Rudolf Carnap
Carneades
Nancy Cartwright
Gregg Caruso
Ernst Cassirer
David Chalmers
Roderick Chisholm
Chrysippus
Cicero
Randolph Clarke
Samuel Clarke
Anthony Collins
Antonella Corradini
Diodorus Cronus
Jonathan Dancy
Donald Davidson
Mario De Caro
Democritus
Daniel Dennett
Jacques Derrida
René Descartes
Richard Double
Fred Dretske
John Dupré
John Earman
Laura Waddell Ekstrom
Epictetus
Epicurus
Herbert Feigl
Arthur Fine
John Martin Fischer
Frederic Fitch
Owen Flanagan
Luciano Floridi
Philippa Foot
Alfred Fouilleé
Harry Frankfurt
Richard L. Franklin
Bas van Fraassen
Michael Frede
Gottlob Frege
Peter Geach
Edmund Gettier
Carl Ginet
Alvin Goldman
Gorgias
Nicholas St. John Green
H.Paul Grice
Ian Hacking
Ishtiyaque Haji
Stuart Hampshire
W.F.R.Hardie
Sam Harris
William Hasker
R.M.Hare
Georg W.F. Hegel
Martin Heidegger
Heraclitus
R.E.Hobart
Thomas Hobbes
David Hodgson
Shadsworth Hodgson
Baron d'Holbach
Ted Honderich
Pamela Huby
David Hume
Ferenc Huoranszki
William James
Lord Kames
Robert Kane
Immanuel Kant
Tomis Kapitan
Walter Kaufmann
Jaegwon Kim
William King
Hilary Kornblith
Christine Korsgaard
Saul Kripke
Thomas Kuhn
Andrea Lavazza
Christoph Lehner
Keith Lehrer
Gottfried Leibniz
Jules Lequyer
Leucippus
Michael Levin
George Henry Lewes
C.I.Lewis
David Lewis
Peter Lipton
C. Lloyd Morgan
John Locke
Michael Lockwood
E. Jonathan Lowe
John R. Lucas
Lucretius
Alasdair MacIntyre
Ruth Barcan Marcus
James Martineau
Storrs McCall
Hugh McCann
Colin McGinn
Michael McKenna
Brian McLaughlin
John McTaggart
Paul E. Meehl
Uwe Meixner
Alfred Mele
Trenton Merricks
John Stuart Mill
Dickinson Miller
G.E.Moore
Thomas Nagel
Otto Neurath
Friedrich Nietzsche
John Norton
P.H.Nowell-Smith
Robert Nozick
William of Ockham
Timothy O'Connor
Parmenides
David F. Pears
Charles Sanders Peirce
Derk Pereboom
Steven Pinker
Plato
Karl Popper
Porphyry
Huw Price
H.A.Prichard
Protagoras
Hilary Putnam
Willard van Orman Quine
Frank Ramsey
Ayn Rand
Michael Rea
Thomas Reid
Charles Renouvier
Nicholas Rescher
C.W.Rietdijk
Richard Rorty
Josiah Royce
Bertrand Russell
Paul Russell
Gilbert Ryle
Jean-Paul Sartre
Kenneth Sayre
T.M.Scanlon
Moritz Schlick
Arthur Schopenhauer
John Searle
Wilfrid Sellars
Alan Sidelle
Ted Sider
Henry Sidgwick
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
J.J.C.Smart
Saul Smilansky
Michael Smith
Baruch Spinoza
L. Susan Stebbing
Isabelle Stengers
George F. Stout
Galen Strawson
Peter Strawson
Eleonore Stump
Francisco Suárez
Richard Taylor
Kevin Timpe
Mark Twain
Peter Unger
Peter van Inwagen
Manuel Vargas
John Venn
Kadri Vihvelin
Voltaire
G.H. von Wright
David Foster Wallace
R. Jay Wallace
W.G.Ward
Ted Warfield
Roy Weatherford
C.F. von Weizsäcker
William Whewell
Alfred North Whitehead
David Widerker
David Wiggins
Bernard Williams
Timothy Williamson
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Susan Wolf

Scientists

David Albert
Michael Arbib
Walter Baade
Bernard Baars
Jeffrey Bada
Leslie Ballentine
Gregory Bateson
John S. Bell
Mara Beller
Charles Bennett
Ludwig von Bertalanffy
Susan Blackmore
Margaret Boden
David Bohm
Niels Bohr
Ludwig Boltzmann
Emile Borel
Max Born
Satyendra Nath Bose
Walther Bothe
Jean Bricmont
Hans Briegel
Leon Brillouin
Stephen Brush
Henry Thomas Buckle
S. H. Burbury
Melvin Calvin
Donald Campbell
Sadi Carnot
Anthony Cashmore
Eric Chaisson
Gregory Chaitin
Jean-Pierre Changeux
Rudolf Clausius
Arthur Holly Compton
John Conway
Jerry Coyne
John Cramer
Francis Crick
E. P. Culverwell
Antonio Damasio
Olivier Darrigol
Charles Darwin
Richard Dawkins
Terrence Deacon
Lüder Deecke
Richard Dedekind
Louis de Broglie
Stanislas Dehaene
Max Delbrück
Abraham de Moivre
Paul Dirac
Hans Driesch
John Eccles
Arthur Stanley Eddington
Gerald Edelman
Paul Ehrenfest
Manfred Eigen
Albert Einstein
George F. R. Ellis
Hugh Everett, III
Franz Exner
Richard Feynman
R. A. Fisher
David Foster
Joseph Fourier
Philipp Frank
Steven Frautschi
Edward Fredkin
Lila Gatlin
Michael Gazzaniga
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
GianCarlo Ghirardi
J. Willard Gibbs
Nicolas Gisin
Paul Glimcher
Thomas Gold
A. O. Gomes
Brian Goodwin
Joshua Greene
Dirk ter Haar
Jacques Hadamard
Mark Hadley
Patrick Haggard
J. B. S. Haldane
Stuart Hameroff
Augustin Hamon
Sam Harris
Ralph Hartley
Hyman Hartman
John-Dylan Haynes
Donald Hebb
Martin Heisenberg
Werner Heisenberg
John Herschel
Basil Hiley
Art Hobson
Jesper Hoffmeyer
Don Howard
William Stanley Jevons
Roman Jakobson
E. T. Jaynes
Pascual Jordan
Ruth E. Kastner
Stuart Kauffman
Martin J. Klein
William R. Klemm
Christof Koch
Simon Kochen
Hans Kornhuber
Stephen Kosslyn
Daniel Koshland
Ladislav Kovàč
Leopold Kronecker
Rolf Landauer
Alfred Landé
Pierre-Simon Laplace
David Layzer
Joseph LeDoux
Gilbert Lewis
Benjamin Libet
David Lindley
Seth Lloyd
Hendrik Lorentz
Josef Loschmidt
Ernst Mach
Donald MacKay
Henry Margenau
Owen Maroney
Humberto Maturana
James Clerk Maxwell
Ernst Mayr
John McCarthy
Warren McCulloch
George Miller
Stanley Miller
Ulrich Mohrhoff
Jacques Monod
Emmy Noether
Alexander Oparin
Abraham Pais
Howard Pattee
Wolfgang Pauli
Massimo Pauri
Roger Penrose
Steven Pinker
Colin Pittendrigh
Max Planck
Susan Pockett
Henri Poincaré
Daniel Pollen
Ilya Prigogine
Hans Primas
Henry Quastler
Adolphe Quételet
Lord Rayleigh
Jürgen Renn
Juan Roederer
Jerome Rothstein
David Ruelle
Tilman Sauer
Jürgen Schmidhuber
Erwin Schrödinger
Aaron Schurger
Thomas Sebeok
Claude Shannon
David Shiang
Herbert Simon
Dean Keith Simonton
B. F. Skinner
Lee Smolin
Ray Solomonoff
Roger Sperry
John Stachel
Henry Stapp
Tom Stonier
Antoine Suarez
Leo Szilard
Max Tegmark
Libb Thims
William Thomson (Kelvin)
Giulio Tononi
Peter Tse
Francisco Varela
Vlatko Vedral
Mikhail Volkenstein
Heinz von Foerster
Richard von Mises
John von Neumann
Jakob von Uexküll
John B. Watson
Daniel Wegner
Steven Weinberg
Paul A. Weiss
Herman Weyl
John Wheeler
Wilhelm Wien
Norbert Wiener
Eugene Wigner
E. O. Wilson
Stephen Wolfram
H. Dieter Zeh
Ernst Zermelo
Wojciech Zurek
Konrad Zuse
Fritz Zwicky

Presentations

Biosemiotics
Free Will
Mental Causation
James Symposium
 
How You Can Help Information Philosophy
Information philosophy is the first new method of philosophizing since logical positivism and analytic language philosophy in the early twentieth century. It is a systematic philosophy, with methods applicable to all the fundamental questions about the nature of the universe and our place in it.

I greatly appreciate the many emails I get asking me for answers to great philosophical and scientific questions and I try to reply with as brief and concise an answer as I can think of. But I don't expect to be around much longer (I'm now 81 years old) and my hope is to provide my best answers on web pages and in books that will survive me.

I have now designed and built a webcasting studio that I can operate single-handedly to deliver lectures over the web to budding philosophers and scientists worldwide. I participated in the very first podcasts (audio added to blogs at Harvard University in 2003) and believe that video webcasting is the teaching tool of choice in the future, viewable today by more than half of the world population on inexpensive smartphones.

I hope to have participating guests, both in person in my iTV-Studio and via Skype. If you would like to appear, send a description of your proposed contribution to me, bobdoyle@informationphilosopher.com.

Become An Information Philosopher
You do not have to join anything, just start thinking about information, its creation, and its importance in your biological and intellectual selves. I hope you will see information structures as a kind of divine providence, a literal sine qua non.

If you like the way information supports the controversial ideas of an immaterial mind that can move the material body, an objective cosmic good (and its opposite entropy the source of evil), a model for human freedom and creativity, and in general a strong attack on the scientistic arguments for eliminative materialism and reductionism, I would be happy if you just start by calling yourself an information philosopher and telling others how we might now understand some problems that are currently "beyond logic and language."

Strengthen Your Beliefs With Knowledge
Information philosophy is not an attack on any person's cultural beliefs. It is meant to provide our best understanding as to how the world works and how it came to be. It is left to an individual as to how the best current knowledge can be made consistent with one's beliefs. Information will make you free is the byword.

Add Incoming Links to I-Phi Pages
The I-Phi website offers resources on over 300 philosophers and scientists who have contributed to the great problems in philosophy, physics, biology, and psychology. It also has dozens of pages on the great problems, with hundreds of supporting pages.

Web searches for these thinkers and problems often returns results on the first search page from Wikipedia, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, as well as Information Philosopher. My correspondents tell me that they frequently navigate the hyperlinks between these three main resources.

That is terrific, but we could strengthen those I-Phi search results further by adding incoming links, from your own websites if you have them, or by adding links on Wikipedia.

You could add Wikipedia links to any of the thousands of pages on InformationPhilosopher.com and/or Metaphysicist.com.

You could start by searching Wikipedia for any thinker's name or any great problem name. Wikipedia may already have a link added, for example, "William James on Information Philosopher" or "Mind-Body Problem on the Metaphysicist." If Wikipedia has no link, I suggest you read our page and verify that you think a Wikipedia link is worth adding. If not, send me your suggested improvements so we can get the I-Phi page to meet your standards as an information philosopher.

If you are happy with our current I-Phi or Metaphysicist entry, press Edit in the External Links section at the bottom of the Wikipedia page and add a link to the specific I-Phi page. For example, http://informationphilosopher.com/problems/mind_body/, which you can always copy from the location bar in your browser.

Adding Links

At the bottom of a Wikipedia page there is an editable section called External Links.

Here are the links at the bottom of the Wikipedia page for William James. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_James

Links to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Information Philosopher are highlighted.

If you click on the [edit] link for the External Links section, you will find the code for those two links.

* [http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/james/ Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: William James]

* [http://www.informationphilosopher.com/solutions/philosophers/james/ William James on Information Philosopher]

To add similar links to another Wikipedia page, start by searching Wikipedia for the name of another scientist or philosopher. You can just enter the name in your location bar and the Wikipedia page should show up.

Scroll down to the page bottom and lick on the [edit] link for the External Links section, copy the above two lines and paste them in at the bottom of the External links code.

Change the bolded part of the link and the full name to the new scientist or philosopher.

Save your changes. Then click on the new Wikipedia links to test that they go to the right places.

If there is a problem with a link, you should go to the Stanford Encyclopedia and Information Philosopher pages and copy the full links from the location bar.

Paste them in and then test again.

Thanks,

Bob

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