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Relative information at the foundation of physics (Second prize in the 2013 FQXi context "It From Bit or Bit From It?")

ROVELLI, Carlo (2013) Relative information at the foundation of physics (Second prize in the 2013 FQXi context "It From Bit or Bit From It?"). [Preprint]

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Abstract

Shannon's notion of relative information between two physical systems can function as foundation for statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, without referring to subjectivism or idealism. It can also represent a key missing element in the foundation of the naturalistic picture of the world, providing the conceptual tool for dealing with its apparent limitations. I comment on the relation between these ideas and Democritus.


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ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 22:22
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 22:22
Item ID: 10072
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 31 October 2013
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10072

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