Information, Reality, and Modern Physics

  title={Information, Reality, and Modern Physics},
  author={Emmanuel N. Saridakis},
  journal={International Studies in the Philosophy of Science},
  pages={327 - 341}
  • E. Saridakis
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • International Studies in the Philosophy of Science
ABSTRACT Since special relativity and quantum mechanics, information has become a central concept in our description and understanding of physical reality. This statement may be construed in different ways, depending on the meaning we attach to the concept of information, and on our ontological commitments. One distinction is between mind-independent ‘Shannon information’ and a traditional conception of information, connected with meaning and knowledge. Another, orthogonal, distinction is… 
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