Toward the Unification of Epistemology

Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2014 11:48 pm
The goal of this thread is to bring together scholars of philosophy and logic in order to produce and publish a comprehensive manuscript dealing with knowledge mining. The publication would allow the transcendence of interesting viewpoints held by the most inquisitive of philosophy forum participants through the virtual-physical realm borders.

Your work must address, ex- or implicitly, some aspect(s) of optimal knowledge accumulation. As for me, my work revolves around information-theoretic approach to sociological and psychological constructs. More specifically, the concept of deviation from rationality is contrasted philosophically, and a mathematical representation of the said contrast is derived.
The body of the script is dedicated to equating epistemology with accurate risk assessment. Introduction of cognitive complexity as one of the key variables in cognitive computation gives rise to a system of probabilistic reasoning that (it is argued) enables optimality of inference. Two open problems from the subfield of prime number theory are considered for further clarification of points made. Finally, the work considers forms of government and macroeconomic systems, again from information-theoretic view and mutual information in particular.

I have a couple of interested publishers but they wish to have a more complete, book-length coverage of the topic while my script is around 20000 words thus far - too long for a journal article but too short for a book. The project, if embraced by all engaged authors, is to be submitted for publication before August 31, 2014.
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Reply Tue 29 Jul, 2014 03:15 pm
@Ellok Latrom,
Thank you for drawing my attention to Bem's work! Wink

It is of course a tall order to expect anybody to submit a paper on epistemology for August. I would simply remark that if I were to attempt such a paper it would be on the theme of attacking an "information theoretic" approach as a unificatory principle on the grounds that it would seem to bypass important work on "Genetic Epistemology" by constructivists such as Piaget and Maturana (the latter throwing out "information" as a functional concept in cognition)

But good luck with your project.

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