Among the set of the definitions given by the Romanian dictionaries and encyclopaedias for defining the philosophy term, the most adequate one, when it comes to the desired meaning, is the following phrase: “….we must note that many of the problems implied by the philosophy as an intellectual subject matter are relevant for philosophy, in one way or another, as a vision on the world.” This quote is taken from the foreword to The Dictionary of Philosophy and Logics written by Anthony Flew, “Humanitas” Publishing-House, 1996. The last words have a special meaning for us: philosophy as a vision on the world. Indeed, a specific philosophy means a certain vision on the world. For the mankind, the world has the two known aspects: the material (physical) world and the abstract world (informational). Therefore, a full philosophic approach must contain the two world “types”. Before keep going, we must briefly define what the term “world” does actually mean.
According to the common slang, world means a set (of people), but the term can be extended in order to finally comprise the set of all the surrounding beings and objects, and according to a more extended approach, the set of all the material objects with a simultaneous existence on our planet (and even outside of it). That is, of course, the material world. Similarly, the set of all the abstract objects which are stored into the human mind or on external storage media make-up the abstract world, the set of all the information’s existence forms. The “vision” is closely related to other terms, which are all belonging to the “visual” side: image, structure, form etc. The more coherent, more clear this vision is, the more outlined is the image, structure and the associated form. As regards the clarity and the strictness, the optimum and the most general method of representing a structure is the utilization of the mathematic language, both with its advantages and disadvantages. An advantage may be the strictness, logics, accuracy and language universality, while the disadvantages may consist in the high level of education and intelligence required for its understanding. The mathematic language of the objectual philosophy is based, besides the average and high complexity level notions, on other five specific notions: distribution, object, process, flux and medium, and each of these concepts is minutely described in a separate chapter. These notions, alongside a collection of eight axioms and five principles make-up the backbone of the structure (vision) of the objectual philosophy, applicable both for the material and the abstract world.
As we are going to see in chapters 3, 8 and 9, the object term designates an informational entity, a notion which represents a finite information amount which may be distinguished, stored and subsequently recognized by an IPS (information processing system). The objectual approach starts even from the observation that any form of thinking (even a philosophical one) is a processing operation of the information found within the thinker’s brain, and this information processing operation has a general model, which shall be presented in chapter 8. Here, besides the general compulsory structure of an IPS, the fundamental role of the ISS (information support systems), which represents the link between material and abstract world is minutely underlined. Without these ISS, no information processing process is possible and the introduction, description and the utilization method is one of the “patents” of this philosophy. After the comprehension of IPS and of the information processing operations, the axioms which rule this processes come out almost naturally.
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