News is increasingly being produced and consumed online, supplanting print and broadcast to represent nearly half of the news monitored across the world today by Western intelligence agencies. Recent literature has suggested that computational analysis of large text archives can yield novel insights to the functioning of society, including predicting future economic events.
This is the first post of what should become a series of posts on randomly chosen classic texts in the philosophy of information.
In “Epistemology without a Knowing Subject” Karl Popper introduces the Third World of objective contents of thought and contrasts this with the first world of physical objects and / or physical states, and the second world of mental states. This is also the paper where he famously coined the term objective knowledge which had an influence on both information-science and the philosophy of information. An excerpt: