At 10:35 AM 9/18/2008, Joseph Brenner wrote: >Dear Friends, > >You may have discussed this question before I joined the group, and >I am not proposing it as a discussion topic. I would just like to >know which of the two following sequences is currently generally >preferred or accepted, and if the answer is important: > >a) knowledge is organized information; meaning is knowledge with >social or psychological value to an individual or social system. >b) meaning is information with economic or social value; knowledge >is meaning that plays a functional role ("makes a difference") in a >social system.
Joseph, It seems to me that both are clearly false. First of all, the idea of false information is an oxymoron, but b) allows this as far as I can see. Second, meaning can exist without a true reference, but knowledge has to be true, but this contradicts a. Perhaps you can clarify what you intended. John ---------- Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://www.ukzn.ac.za/undphil/collier/index.html _______________________________________________ fis mailing list email@example.com https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis