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Objectivity, Information, and Maxwell`s Demon

Weinstein, Steven (2002) Objectivity, Information, and Maxwell`s Demon. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    This paper examines some common measures of complexity, structure, and information, with an eye toward understanding the extent to which complexity or information-content may be regarded as objective properties of individual objects. A form of contextual objectivity is proposed which renders the measures objective, and which largely resolves the puzzle of Maxwell`s Demon.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Thermodynamics, Biology, Statistical Mechanics, Physics, Information
    Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Program Committee
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1102
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1102

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