Re: [Fis] INVITATION TO WORLD SCIENTIFIC VOLUME ON THE STUDY OF INFORMATION

2017-11-05 Thread Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
Dear Emanuel, It is good that you rise this question, as it is of common interest (and you are sending it to the fis list). MDPI journals have independent review process. As an editor of a special issue, you can only invite papers that you would like to have in your special issue. Then MDPI

Re: [Fis] INVITATION TO WORLD SCIENTIFIC VOLUME ON THE STUDY OF INFORMATION

2017-11-05 Thread Emanuel Diamant
Dear Gordana, I received your invitation letters (dated Nov. 5 and Nov. 1). However, I think, I will not be able to accept your kind offer. For the following reason: After the Vienna 2015 Summit, I was invited (by MDPI Information journal) to submit an extended version of my conference paper to

Re: [Fis] Idealism and Materialism

2017-11-05 Thread John Collier
Loet, I have no disagreement with this. at least in the detailed summary you give. In fact I would argue that the notion of information as used in physics is empirically based just as it is in the cognitive sciences. Our problem is to find what underlies both. My mention of the Scholastics

Re: [Fis] Idealism and Materialism

2017-11-05 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Krassimir and colleagues, The Scientific Revolution of the 17th century was precisely about the differentiation between scholarly discourse and scholastic disputatio. A belief system is an attribute of agents and/or of a community. The sciences, however, develop also as systems of

Re: [Fis] About 10 Principles

2017-11-05 Thread Bruno Marchal
Dear Krassimir, On 31 Oct 2017, at 15:07, Krassimir Markov wrote: Dear FIS Colleagues, Many years ago, in 2011, I had written a special remark about scientific and non-scientific approaches to try to understand the world around. The letter of Logan Streondj returns this theme as actual