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Objectivity, information, and Maxwell's demon

Weinstein, Steven (2003) 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
    Additional Information: Comments welcome!
    Keywords: information entropy complexity demon thermodynamics
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: Steven Weinstein
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2390
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2390

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