Hi, Pedro. I didnt receive th image (Figure 1. The Four Great Domains of Science) Would you please send it again?
Thank you. Moises 2015-01-17 9:00 GMT-02:00 <fis-requ...@listas.unizar.es>: > Send Fis mailing list submissions to > email@example.com > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > fis-requ...@listas.unizar.es > > You can reach the person managing the list at > fis-ow...@listas.unizar.es > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Fis digest..." > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Re: Beginnings and ends---Steps to a theory of reference & > significance (Pedro C. Marijuan) > > > ---------- Mensagem encaminhada ---------- > From: "Pedro C. Marijuan" <pcmarijuan.i...@aragon.es> > To: "'fis'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Cc: > Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:43:40 +0100 > Subject: Re: [Fis] Beginnings and ends---Steps to a theory of reference & > significance > Dear Terry and FIS colleagues---and pirates, > > Just a brief reflection on the below. > > (From Terry's last message)... > So my goal in this case is quite modest, and yet perhaps also a bit > foolhardy. I want to suggest a simplest possible model system to use > as the basis for formalizing the link between physical processes and > semiotic processes. Perhaps someday after considerably elaborating > this analysis it could contribute to issues of the psychology of human > interactions. I hope to recruit some interest into pursuing this goal. > > In my view, any research endeavor is also accompanied by some "ultimate" > goals or ends that go beyond the quite explicit disciplinary ones. In this > case, say, about the destiny of the constructs that would surround the > information concept (or the possibility of framing an informational > perspective, or a renewed information science, or whatever), wouldn't it be > interesting discussing in extenso what could that ultimate vision? > > I mean, most of us may agree in quite many points related to the > microphysical (& thermodynamic) underpinning of information, as it > transpires in the exchanges we are having--but where do we want to arrive > finally with the construction activity? I tend to disagree with localist > aims, even though at the time being they may look more prudent and > parsimonious. Putting it in brief, too briefly!, and borrowing from > Rosenbloom (P.S. 2013. On Computing: The Fourth Great Scientific Domain) > the idea is that information science, properly developed and linked with > computer science and mathematics, should constitute one of the Great > Domains of contemporary science. The informational would go together with > the physical, the biological, and the social: constituting the four great > domains of science. See Figure below. Rather than attempting the > construction of another average or standard discipline, information science > is about the making out of one of the “great scientific domains” of > contemporary knowledge. > > More cogent arguments could be elaborated on how to cover sceintifically > the whole "information world" (human societies, behaving individuals, brain > organization, cellular processes, biomolecules) and the problem of > interlocking--crisscrossing a myriad of information flows at all levels. > But the point is, "ends", although unassailable, may be as much important > as "beginnings". > > Thanks in advance for the patience! > > ---Pedro > > > > > > *Figure 1. The Four Great Domains of Science*. The graphic shows the > network of contemporary disciplines in the background; > while the superimposed “four-leaf clover” represents the four great > scientific domains. > > > -- > ------------------------------------------------- > Pedro C. Marijuán > Grupo de Bioinformación / Bioinformation Group > Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud > Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Aragón (CIBA) > Avda. San Juan Bosco, 13, planta X > 50009 Zaragoza, Spain > Tfno. +34 976 71 3526 (& > 6818)email@example.com://sites.google.com/site/pedrocmarijuan/ > ------------------------------------------------- > > > _______________________________________________ > Fis mailing list > Fis@listas.unizar.es > http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis > > -- Moisés André Nisenbaum Doutorando IBICT/UFRJ. Professor. Msc. Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro - IFRJ Campus Maracanã moises.nisenb...@ifrj.edu.br
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