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Meaning = Information + Evolution

ROVELLI, Carlo (2016) Meaning = Information + Evolution. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Notions like meaning, signal, intentionality, are difficult to relate to a physical word. I study a purely physical definition of "meaningful information", from which these notions can be derived. It is inspired by a model recently illustrated by Kolchinsky and Wolpert, and improves on Dretske classic work on the relation between knowledge and information. I discuss what makes a physical process into a signal.


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ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr0000-0003-1724-9737
Keywords: Meaning, information, signal
Subjects: General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 15:28
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 15:28
Item ID: 12609
Subjects: General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: 8 November 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12609

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