Re: [Fis] Information and Locality Introduction

2015-09-11 Thread Robert E. Ulanowicz
I'll have to weigh in with Stan on this one. Stan earlier had defined information more generally as "constraint". It is convenient to employ the IT calculus to separate constraint from indeterminacy. This is possible in complete abstraction from anything to do with communication. The ability to

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality Introduction

2015-09-11 Thread Stanley N Salthe
Pedro wrote" >Most attempts to enlarge informational thought and to extend it to life, economies, societies, etc. continue to be but a reformulation of the former ideas with little added value. S: Well, I have generalized the Shannon concept of information carrying capacity under 'variety'...

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality Introduction

2015-09-11 Thread Francesco Rizzo
Cari Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Pedro e Tutti, proprio da qualche mese ho iniziato a scrivere un libro in cui, fra l'altro, affronto ancora una volta il tema dell'informazione dell'armonia o dell'armonia dell'informazione. Specialmente in questi giorni, dopo avere passato in rassegna le diverse

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality Introduction

2015-09-11 Thread Pedro C. Marijuan
Dear Steven and FIS colleagues, Many thanks for this opening text. What you are proposing about a pretty structured discussion looks a good idea, although it will have to confront the usually anarchic discussion style of FIS list! Two aspects of your initial text have caught my attention (apart

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality Introduction

2015-09-11 Thread HowlBloom
In a message dated 9/11/2015 8:15:48 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, pcmarijuan.i...@aragon.es writes: Dear Steven and FIS colleagues, Many thanks for this opening text. What you are proposing about a pretty structured discussion looks a good idea, although it will have to confront the

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality Introduction

2015-09-11 Thread Jerry LR Chandler
Dear Steven, Pedro and List: Two excellent posts! Steven: I look forward to your ratiocinations and there connectivity with symbolic logic. It is my view that one of the foundational stumbling blocks to communication about syntactical information theory (and its exactness!) is the