Against "meaning" I think that there is a danger of allowing our anthropocentrism to bias the discussion. I worry that the term 'meaning' carries too much of a linguistic bias. By this I mean that it is too attractive to use language as our archtypical model when we talk about information.
Hi FISers, Recent discussions on information on this list reminds me of one of the main principles of signs advanced by Ferdinand de Saussure (1859-1913) -- the arbitrariness of linguistic signs. In contrast, Peirce (1839-1914), a chemist-turned-logician-philosopher, seems to have
Dear Krassiir,The formulars you proposed in your summary is good. May I mention that the following formulas will be more precise:Object Info = External info = Syntactic info = DataPerceived info = Internal info = Syntactic info + Semantic info + Pragmatic infoIn other words, data is also a kind of