Re: [Fis] Is quantum information the basis of spacetime?

2016-11-05 Thread Rafael Capurro
Dear Mark and all, I agree with your criticisms on Floridi. My own look like this: In his paperA defense of information structural realism (Synthese 2009, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 219-253) Floridi argues that

Re: [Fis] Is quantum information the basis of spacetime?

2016-11-05 Thread Mark Johnson
Dear Moises and all, Floridi has an excellent chapter in his "philosophy of information" called "Against digital ontology". It's worth quoting the two fundamental questions he asks about digital ontology: "a. whether the physical universe might be adequately modelled digitally and

Re: [Fis] Is quantum information the basis of spacetime?

2016-11-05 Thread Moisés André Nisenbaum
Dear FISers. I was very excited with the John’s first message informing that a group of scientists is discussing again the role of Information in Physics. The high impact on FIS list of John’s post (13 replies from different persons in 2 days) shows that it is yet an open discussion. Thank you

[Fis] Commutativity

2016-11-05 Thread Joseph Brenner
Well, Karl, it still takes some reading of what I have written to find important points of agreement as well as disagreement. In my 2008 book I noted that /both/ commutativity and distributivity should not be required in descriptions of real systems: In LIR, since no individual term is an

Re: [Fis] Information as a complex notion

2016-11-05 Thread Mark Johnson
Dear all, Just a few quick comments to relate this current discussion back to scientific communication: 1. Taking information seriously must entail taking "communicating what we think about information" seriously - and exploring different ways of communicating what we think. 2. When I made my

[Fis] Information as a complex notion

2016-11-05 Thread Emanuel Diamant
Dear Pedro, Dear FIS colleagues, Because our current discussion (dubbed "Scientific Communication", announced by Pedro at Sept. 22, 2016) has deviated from its original purpose and shifted to our main and most relevant point of interest "What is information", I dare to remind you about my