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A pluralist view about information

Fortin, Sebastian and Lombardi, Olimpia and Vanni, Leonardo (2014) A pluralist view about information. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Focusing on Shannon information, this article shows that, even on the basis of the same formalism, there may be different interpretations of the concept of information, and that disagreements may be deep enough to lead to very different conclusions about the informational characterization of certain physical situations. On this basis, a pluralist view is argued for, according to which the concept of information is primarily a formal concept that can adopt different interpretations that are not mutually exclusive, but each useful in a different specific context.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Fortin, Sebastiansfortin@gmx.net
Lombardi, Olimpiaolimpiafilo@arnet.com.ar
Vanni, Leonardoidaeos@gmail.com
Keywords: Shannon information, epistemic interpretation, physical interpretation, formal interpretation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Classical
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Prof. Olimpia Lombardi
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 16:08
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2014 16:08
Item ID: 10907
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Classical
Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: 27 July 2014
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10907

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