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:

The work of John Pollock has been made publiclly avalible here, thanks to his widdow Lilian Jacques:


All his to be freely available for education and research (though, for commercial use, some of it might require a license).

There may be some unpublished work that will go up on this site. And the site may also host the works of others that are in some sense related to John's materials.

The research collaboration "Epistemology of the LHC" organizes an interdisciplinary workshop entitled "The Epistemology of Data Selection and Analysis Procedures in Physics," which will take place at Wuppertal University from March 7-9, 2013. The workshop will bring together physicists, philosophers of science as well as historians and sociologists of science. The aim is a better understanding of processes of data handling, such as selection or reduction, with a certain but not exclusive focus on the physical sciences.

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