Re: [Fis] Is information physical? A logical analysis

2018-05-23 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Best, Loet ---- Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Associate Faculty, SPRU, <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/>University of Sus

Re: [Fis] Is information physical? A logical analysis

2018-05-17 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
ntertain the concept mentally, but therefore it is not yet mental. It is codified at an above-individual level as a structure in language. Is language physical? I doubt it: language carriers (human beings) are. Best, Loet -

Re: [Fis] Is information physical? OR Does the information exist without the carrier?

2018-04-28 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, Not only logic, but also language is not directly and one-to-one coupled to physics. The hidden positivism of claiming priority for physics by some of us, is at odds with the linguistic turn in the philosophy of science. Furthermore, the issue is not directly related to the

Re: [Fis] Welcome to Knowledge Market and the FIS Sci-coins

2018-03-12 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
is driven from the next-order level and not by its genesis. Best, Loet ---- Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net

Re: [Fis] A Paradox

2018-03-04 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Mark, Can you, please, explain "transduction" in more detail? Perhaps, you can also provide examples? Best, Loet ---- Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amster

Re: [Fis] A Paradox

2018-03-03 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Associate Faculty, SPRU, <http://www.sussex.a

Re: [Fis] Meta-observer?

2018-03-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
such as "translation" which make it possible to redirect. Best, Loet ---- Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net

Re: [Fis] A Paradox

2018-02-26 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Best, Loet ---- Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Associate Faculty, SPRU, <http://ww

Re: [Fis] The unification of the theories of information based on the cateogry theory

2018-02-14 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Associate Faculty, SPRU, <http://www.sussex.a

Re: [Fis] FW: New Year Lecture. Logic of Recursive Transductions

2018-01-13 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
At this point, I feel I need a ‘refresher’ on Loet Leydesdorff’s important distinction, with reference to information, between recursion and incursion. Loet? When one thinks outside the box, as Bob U. will have us do, the air may seem a little thin, for a while. However, one can soon get

Re: [Fis] I salute to Sungchul

2018-01-12 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
lenge of Scientometrics: The development, measurement, and self-organization of scientific communications. Leiden: DSWO Press, Leiden University; at http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN=1581126816, p. 295. Best, Loet ----------

Re: [Fis] some notes

2017-11-18 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
erkeley.edu> To: "fis" <fis@listas.unizar.es> Cc: "Pedro C. Marijuan" <pcmarijuan.i...@aragon.es>; "Loet Leydesdorff" <l...@leydesdorff.net> Sent: 11/17/2017 6:34:18 PM Subject: Re: [Fis] some notes On communication: "Communication&q

Re: [Fis] some notes

2017-11-17 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Pedro and colleagues, 2. Eigenvectors of communication. Taking the motif from Loet, and continuing with the above, could we say that the life cycle itself establishes the eigenvectors of communication? It is intriguing that maintenance, persistence, self-propagation are the essential

Re: [Fis] Idealism and Materialism

2017-11-05 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Scientific discourse is validated using criteria that are coded in communication; religious disputatio is about a given truth. Best, Loet ---- Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amster

Re: [Fis] The two very important operations of Infos

2017-10-26 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
jectivity as systems of expectations. Best, Loet -------- Loet Leydesdorff Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Associate Faculty, SPRU, <http://www.

Re: [Fis] TR: What is ³Agent²?

2017-10-23 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
another (as a heuristics) and substantive theories of communication such as when molecules are exchanged. The exchange of molecules, however, is very different from the exchange of ideas in scholarly communication. Best, Loet -------

Re: [Fis] What is “Agent”?

2017-10-20 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
lel Distributed Processing, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 23 (1993) 47-77. *<http://www.leydesdorff.net/jses95/jses95.pdf> The Production of Probabilistic Entropy in Structure/Action Contingency Relations, Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems 18 (1995) 339-56.

Re: [Fis] Data - Reflection - Information

2017-10-15 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
phenomenon of something deeper. One can always ask for "something deeper". The answers, however, tend to become religious. I am interested in operationalization and design. Best, Loet Best wishes, Mark ---- Fr

Re: [Fis] Data - Reflection - Information

2017-10-14 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Terry and colleagues, "Language is rather the special case, the most unusual communicative adaptation to ever have evolved, and one that grows out of and depends on informationa/semiotic capacities shared with other species and with biology in general." Let me try to argue in favor of

Re: [Fis] If "data = information", why we need both concepts?

2017-10-07 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Cher Michel, Loet thinks that "Nobody of us provide an operative framework and a single (just one!) empirical testable prevision able to assess "information" I did not say this, but reacted to one of our colleagues saying this. Best, Loet ___

Re: [Fis] Heretic

2017-10-04 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
University of Illinois Press. -------- Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Associate Faculty, SPRU, <h

Re: [Fis] If "data = information", why we need both concepts?

2017-10-03 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
constructs differ in terms of "what is distributed", that is, the specification of "the object". L. Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.l

Re: [Fis] Toward a Calculus of Redundancy: Signification, Codification, and Anticipation in Cultural Evolution; preprint

2017-09-04 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Jose Javier, Thank you so much for these rich comments. I have to think a bit before answering. Best, Loet Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research

Re: [Fis] Toward a Calculus of Redundancy: Signification, Codification, and Anticipation in Cultural Evolution; preprint

2017-09-03 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Thanks! Best, Loet Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net>; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Ass

[Fis] Toward a Calculus of Redundancy: Signification, Codification, and Anticipation in Cultural Evolution; preprint

2017-09-03 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Toward a Calculus of Redundancy: <https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3030525> Signification, Codification, and Anticipation in Cultural Evolution <https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3030525> Loet Leydesdorff, Mark W. Johnson, and Inga Ivano

Re: [Fis] Information: a metaphysical word

2017-03-27 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Everybody defines information in the way he prefers: subjective, biotic, bit, and so on. Therefore, every study that talks about "information" is meaningless. Dear Arturo, The “Therefore” does not follow. It is a non-igitur. For example, Shannon’s information theory is not necessarily

Re: [Fis] What is information? and What is life?; towards a calculus of redundancy

2017-01-10 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Toward a Calculus of Redundancy: <https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.02455> The feedback arrow of expectations in knowledge-based systems Loet Leydesdorff, Mark W. Johnson, Inga Ivanova (Submitted on 10 Jan 2017; https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.02455 ) Whereas the generation of Shanno

Re: [Fis] What is information? and What is life?

2016-12-31 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
many scientific discussions are remote from everyday human experience. Dai On 20/12/16 08:26, Loet Leydesdorff wrote: Dear colleagues, A distribution contains uncertainty that can be measured in terms of bits of information. Alternatively: the expected information content H of a proba

Re: [Fis] What is information? and What is life?

2016-12-26 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
specified; but the resulting puzzles are a subject for future research. Best, Loet _____ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net> l...@leydesdorff.net ; <http://www.leydesdorff.net/> http

Re: [Fis] What is information? and What is life?

2016-12-23 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
-Hillel once called it “information calculus”—can carry this interdisciplinary function with precision and rigor. Otherwise, we can only be respectful of each other’s research traditions. J I wish you all a splendid 2017, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University

Re: [Fis] What is information? and What is life?

2016-12-18 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear James and colleagues, Weaver (1949) made two major remarks about his coauthor (Shannon)'s contribution: 1. the definition of information as uncertainty is counter-intuitive ("bizarre"); (p. 27) 2. "In particular, information must not be confused with meaning." (p. 8) The

Re: [Fis] Fwd: What is life?

2016-12-17 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
d with information because one then uses the same word for two different things and thus generates confusion. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net> l...@leydes

Re: [Fis] A provocative issue

2016-12-11 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
of heuristics and translations. But I am looking forward to your answers. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net> l...@leydesdorff.net ; <http://www.leydesdorff.n

Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 32, Issue 13

2016-11-14 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Malcolm: To an animal about to be attacked and eaten, the meaning of an approaching predator is quite clear. Obviously, meaning is produced by, within, and among Observers, and not by language. “Quite clear” and “obviously” are no arguments. It is “as if” the animal attributes

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

2016-11-12 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
as well as classical physics.“ So what? This seems to me a debate within physics without much relevance for non-physicists (e.g., economists or linguists). Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) <mailt

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

2016-11-12 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Marcus, When considering things in terms of "functional significance" one must confront the need to address "meaning" in terms of both the living and the physical . . . and their necessarily entangled nature. “Meaning” is first a linguistic construct; its construction requires

[Fis] 11,359 journal maps in a hierarchical classification system; (my second penny for this week)

2016-10-16 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Clustered Journal Maps <https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.03779> Loet Leydesdorff, Lutz Bornmann, and Caroline S. Wagner Journal maps for 11,359 journals listed in the combined Journal Citation Reports 2015 of the Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes are provided at www.leydesdor

Re: [Fis] Scientific communication (from Mark)

2016-10-11 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
the order of expectations; but only if the latter is specified as different from the empirical order of realizations. Best, Loet _____ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net> l...@leydesd

Re: [Fis] Scientific Communication and Publishing

2016-10-05 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
ther than realized or imagined. Hypotheses can be tested and modified. Best, Loet Loet Leydesdorff, Inga Ivanova, and Mark Johnson, The Communication of Expectations and Individual Understanding: Redundancy as Reduction of Uncertainty, and the Processing of Meaning <http://ssrn.com/abs

Re: [Fis] Fwd: Scientific publication: Response

2016-10-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
iesemer, J. R. (1989). Institutional Ecology,Translations, and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39. Social Studies of Science, 19(3), 387-420. Whitehead, A. N. (1916). Address to the British Association at Newcastle. Nature, 98(14 September 1916),

Re: [Fis] Scientific Communication and Publishing

2016-09-27 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
explained. I don't have answers on my side. But perhaps, the strength of anticipation and the role of models needs to be explored. Models can be entertained and enable us to reconstruct a knowledge-based reality. Best, Loet Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam Sch

Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 28, Issue 22

2016-07-21 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
tion to an a priori origin, in my opinion, is not a good idea. The formal a priori is contained in the notion of probability (which grounds also Shannon’s entropy). Best, Loet PS. Pedro: my last posting was on Sunday evening. L. _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amste

Re: [Fis] Cultural Legacy Redux (Freewheeling Speculation)

2016-07-17 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
pes, humanity). > > M. Godron > > _______ > Fis mailing list > Fis@listas.unizar.es > http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis > > -- Loet Leydesdorff Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of C

Re: [Fis] Shannonian Mechanics? - Species specific?

2016-07-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Jerry, At the risk of being jailed by Pedro, let me point to the beauty of the example: >From a molecular biological perspective, the assertion of “same encoding” of >information is contrary to fact. OK: the coding of the information is species specific; both theoretically and

Re: [Fis] Shannonian Mechanics?

2016-06-29 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Pedro and colleagues, The figure from Weaver in Loet's excellent posting leaves a few aspects outside. The why, the what, the how long, the with whom, and other aspects of the information phenomenon do not enter. By doing that we have streamlined the phenomenon... and have left it ready

Re: [Fis] _comment to the "A Priori Modeling of Information"

2016-06-26 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
tion which flows linearly from the sender to the receiver, one can expect meanings to loop, and thereby, to develop next-order dimensionalities. New meanings generate new options and thus redundancy. In my opinion, the task is to specify mechanisms which generate redundancy (cf. Leydesdorff & I

Re: [Fis] _ Reply to Annette (A Priori Modeling)

2016-06-25 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
epresentations, Bayesian Inferences, and Empirical Science Studies, <http://www.leydesdorff.net/ssi92/index.htm> Social Science Information 31 (1992, nr. 2), 213-37. If so wished, I can provide pdf. These questions will be refined next days... Best--Pedro Best, Loet

Re: [Fis] Fw: "Mechanical Information" in DNA

2016-06-09 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
of information. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net> l...@leydesdorff.net ; <http://www.leydesdorff.net/> http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Associate Fac

Re: [Fis] _ Re: _ FIS discusion

2016-05-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
aspiration to one among possible research programs. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) <mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net> l...@leydesdorff.net ; <http://www.leydesdorff.net/> http://www.ley

Re: [Fis] _ Re: _ Discussion

2016-04-17 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Lou and colleagues, The reasoning is very clear. Thank you. (…) At this point the being has attained linguistic self-reference. The being can say “I am the meta-name of my own naming process.” This nexus or fixed point of self-reference can occur naturally in a being that has

Re: [Fis] _ DISCUSSION SESSION: INFOBIOSEMIOTICS

2016-04-04 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Soren, It is very strange for me to read yours –as usual very learned – text, because your understanding of what it is I am trying to do is so different from my own understanding. Though I have had great pleasure of reading you works over the years I am not sure that you have read much of

Re: [Fis] _ DISCUSSION SESSION: INFOBIOSEMIOTICS

2016-04-03 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
the Piercean system of analyzing signs can have fruitful applications in the information sciences. However, its status is not different from a methodology or a mathematical theory of communication. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam S

[Fis] Una Teoría Sociológica de la Comunicación: La Autoorganización de la Sociedad Basada en el Conocimiento

2016-03-20 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
da sujeto de actuar en su mundo. Loet Leydesdorff, Doctor en Sociología y profesor en el departamento de estudios de la comunicación en la Universidad de Amsterdam, ha publicado textos de redes sociales, filosofía de la ciencia, sociología de la innovación y cienciometría. ** apologies for cr

Re: [Fis] _ Re: Response to Mark Johnson

2016-02-27 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
. · Schutz, A. (1975). The Problem of Transcendental Intersubjectivity. In I. Schutz (Ed.), Collected Papers III. Studies in Phenomenological Philosophy (pp. 51-91). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School

Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 23, Issue 24

2016-02-22 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
All worldviews begin in a miracle. No exceptions. I agree. Nevertheless, we should, and can, minimize the miracle. Why would one need a worldview? The whole assumption of an order as a Given (in a Revelation) is religious. Order is always constructed (by us) and can/needs to be explained.

Re: [Fis] _ Re: Maxine’s presentation

2016-02-20 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Honorary Professor, SPRU, University of Sussex; Guest Professor Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou; Visiting Professor, ISTIC

Re: [Fis] Fw: Five Momenta. Five Itineraries

2016-02-05 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
i (Eds.), <http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/179986> Communication and Technology, De Gruyter Mouton, 2015; doi:10.1515/9783110271355-032 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110271355-032> . Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam

Re: [Fis] _ RE: _ Re: Cho 2016 The social life of quarks

2016-01-21 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
There is real communication between cells, people, organizations... as the input is sensed (or disregarded) and judged according to boundary conditions and to the accumulated experiential information content of the entity. The outcome is adaptive: aiming at the self-production/self-propagation of

Re: [Fis] Five Momenta. Five Itineraries

2015-10-24 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
se of a new business model of publishing scholarly journals that are cross-disciplinary, such as PLoS One. See for more details my recent paper: Loet Leydesdorff & Wouter de Nooy, Can <http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.00229> "Hot Spots" in the Sciences Be Mapped Using the Dynamics

Re: [Fis] Fw: Five Momenta. Five Itineraries

2015-10-21 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Self-reference is a key principle in art and humor and it may also be a key component of the structured coherence in science Pedro and we are seeking. Dear Joseph: Do not count me in to the "we", please. In my opinion, these "unity of science" principles are outdated. At issue is to

Re: [Fis] Shannon-Weavers' Levels A, B, C.

2015-10-15 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
erms of perceptions (that are steered by expectations) and at the other end by knowledge-based interventions. This is my second posting for this week. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (A

Re: [Fis] [Fwd: Re: Information is a linguistic description of structures]--T...

2015-10-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
-Original Message- From: Robert E. Ulanowicz [mailto:u...@umces.edu] Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015 7:11 PM To: Mark Johnson; Loet Leydesdorff Cc: Robert Ulanowicz Subject: Re: [Fis] [Fwd: Re: Information is a linguistic description of structures]--T... Dear Mark & Loet,

Re: [Fis] [Fwd: Re: Information is a linguistic description of structures]--T...

2015-10-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
ions. The horizontal and vertical feedback and feedforward mechanisms (entropy generation vs. redundancy generation in terms of increasing the number of options) are further to be specified. Hopefully, this contributes to our discussion. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor

Re: [Fis] Answer to Mark. Phenomenology and Speculative Realism

2015-08-02 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, Without wishing to defend Husserl, let me try to formulate what is according to my knowledge core to his contribution. The message is that the transcendental intersubjectivity is phenomenologically present in our reality. He therefore returns to Descartes' (much rejected)

Re: [Fis] Information Foundation of the Act--F.Flores L.deMarcos

2015-07-29 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, I read your paper with interest. Since my interest is “information”, I focused on this concept. 1. If I correctly understand, you define information as the 2-log of the number of options. I would be inclined to call this the maximum information content of an act,

Re: [Fis] The Same and Not the Same

2015-07-28 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
are added: instead of p(i), for example, p(ijk) Best, Loet Loet Leydesdorff Emeritus University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) l...@leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Honorary Professor, SPRU, University of Sussex; Guest Professor Zhejiang Univ

Re: [Fis] Answer to the comments made by Joseph

2015-07-27 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear John and colleagues, So fundamentally we are talking about the same basic thing with information and entropy. The problem is fundamentally: the two are the same except for a constant. Most authors attribute the dimensionality to this constant (kB). From the perspective of

Re: [Fis] Answer to the comments made by Joseph

2015-07-26 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear Joe, a) information is more than order; there is information in absence (Deacon), in disorder, in incoherence as well as coherence; The absent options provide the redundancy; that is, the complement of the information to the maximal information [H(max)]. See also my recent

[Fis] follow-up Vienna meeting; full text version available at arXiv

2015-07-21 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
The Self-Organization of Meaning and the Reflexive Communication of Information http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.05251 Loet Leydesdorff, Alexander Petersen, and Inga A. Ivanova Following a suggestion of Warren Weaver, we extend the Shannon model of communication piecemeal into a complex systems

Re: [Fis] It-from-Bit and information interpretation of QM

2015-06-27 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
can also be negative (“negentropy”). But how does one proceed to the measurement? Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Emeritus University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net l...@leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net

[Fis] FW: Your submission has been published in Sciforum [sciforum-004690]

2015-06-23 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Leydesdorff, Your submission has been published in Sciforum. Submission ID: sciforum-004690 Title: Mutual Redundancies and Triple Contingencies among Perspectives on Horizons of Meaning Author: Loet Leydesdorff Conference: ISIS Summit Vienna 2015—The Information Society at the Crossroads Section

[Fis] Mutual Redundancies and Triple Contingencies among Perspectives on Horizons of Meaning

2015-06-07 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
and Information Science, to: http://figshare.com/articles/Mutual_Redundancies_and_Triple_Contingencies_am ong_Perspectives_on_Horizons_of_Meaning/1439441 Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Emeritus University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) mailto:l

Re: [Fis] What are information and science?

2015-05-20 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, I see informational processes as essentially being proto-scientific – how is any science not an informational process? The sciences, in my opinion, are different in terms of what is communicated. As Maturana noted, the communication of molecules generates a biology.

Re: [Fis] RV: THE FOURTH GREAT DOMAIN OF SCIENCE: INFORMATIONAL? (R.Capurro)

2015-05-19 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, For the measurement of interdisciplinarity, one can use, for example, Rao-Stirling diversity which is defined as follows (Rao, 1982; Stirling, 2007): Δ = Σij pi pj dij (1) where dij is a disparity measure between two classes

Re: [Fis] Fwd: Chuan's reply11 - THE FRONTIERS OF INTELLIGENCE SCIENCE: Information Implementation Operator

2015-04-02 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
PS. You can see the table in html. L. Dear Joe, As tragic events repeatedly show, their origin is often not the lack of information in the simple sense, but the lack of structures (or structurations) in people capable of implementing it. These structures or capacities are also

Re: [Fis] Concluding the Lecture?

2015-01-31 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Begriffe fehlen, fuegt zur rechten Zeit ein Wort sich ein.” :) Best wishes, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Emeritus University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net l...@leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ http

Re: [Fis] Information-as-Process

2014-12-09 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
). The advantages have to be shown in empirical research: which questions can be addressed and which puzzles be solved? Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Emeritus University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net l

Re: [Fis] Information-as-Process

2014-12-08 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Analysis of Network Data Using Information Theory. Social Networks, 13(4), 301-345. *Theil, H. (1972). Statistical Decomposition Analysis. Amsterdam/ London: North-Holland. _ Loet Leydesdorff Emeritus University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communications Research

Re: [Fis] The Travelers

2014-10-30 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, The metaphors are sometimes confusing. For example: Along the line of your argument, meaningfulness would be exclusive to dynamical systems where agency, purpose, and self-interest have emerged. I would further limit meaningfulness only to the cultural domain.

Re: [Fis] MAXENT applied to ecology

2014-10-02 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
of meaning (Husserl). Formulas 2a (Shannon) and 2b (Kullback-Leibler) are traditional. Could you, please, provide me with a reference for the derivation of Eq. 2c at p. 627? Many thanks in advance. Best, Loet Loet Leydesdorff University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School

[Fis] Information, Meaning, and Intellectual Organization ; preprint available

2014-06-24 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
** apologies for cross-postings _ Loet Leydesdorff University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net l...@leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Honorary Professor, SPRU, http

Re: [Fis] [Feedforward II and Anticipation] Joseph Brenner

2014-02-18 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
in the understanding of complex processes, e.g., information. Loet is, perhaps, closer to Newton in his attitude to his own (Loet's) system: Hypotheses non fingo. I'll go with Laplace. Best wishes, Joseph - Original Message - *From:* Loet Leydesdorff l...@leydesdorff.net *To:* Joseph Brenner

Re: [Fis] Fw: [Feedforward II and Anticipation] Joseph Brenner

2014-02-17 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
- From: Loet Leydesdorff l...@leydesdorff.net To: fis@listas.unizar.es Cc: 'Joseph Brenner' joe.bren...@bluewin.ch Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:53 AM Subject: RE: [Fis] [Feedforward II and Anticipation] Joseph Brenner Dear Joseph and colleagues, I owe you a reply

Re: [Fis] Fw: Responses

2014-01-22 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, This discussion and reading the beautiful book of Bob Logan entitled What is information? (shortly forthcoming) made me go back to reading MacKay (1969) once more. I cannot find the distinction that makes a difference as it is quoted by Floridi (2005) -- and thereafter repeated

Re: [Fis] Fw: Isms Healing the Subject-Object split

2014-01-12 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
) are needed. Because it is Monday morning, I cc to the list. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net l...@leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ http

Re: [Fis] Fw: Responses

2014-01-11 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Having a proper view of physics among the many possible is critical to placing information theory on a sound basis. I have proposed Logic in Reality as one way of giving meaning to the statement that energy and information processes are non-separably related and how they are related. Are there

Re: [Fis] Social constructivism

2014-01-07 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, Perhaps, the rainbow argument is opening a window to constructivism. The definitions of poverty or IQ, for example, guide us in our perceptions of reality and the possibilities of measurement. One can measure IQ because the concept is discursively constructed and codified. The

Re: [Fis] Article on panpsychism

2014-01-06 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, Ulanowicz' measure can be considered as a measure of redundancy. We work with it to study synergy (or lack of it) in university-industry-government relations (since meeting with Ulanowicz at a meeting in Toronto in 2001). See also: Loet Leydesdorff and Inga Ivanova, Mutual

Re: [Fis] The Communication Man

2013-12-04 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
/abstract=2358791 where the derivation is both in terms of the entropy statistics and in terms of the computation of anticipatory systems. (I consider email exchanges as less codified, but more explanatory.) Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam

Re: [Fis] The Communication Man

2013-12-02 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
The purport of metabolism is change, not only burning carbon-hydrogen bonds. But perhaps we might all prefer communicating is life; life is communicating. Dear Joseph, In my opinion, communicating exhibits a dynamics very different from living. For example, you have the freedom to write

Re: [Fis] The Communication Man

2013-11-29 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
11. Finally communication is life, and life is communication. Dear Pedro: If communication were alive, there would be a metabolism. Indeed, it is too biological. (I just picked this one.) Best, Loet ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es

Re: [Fis] social flow. Finding correspondences

2013-11-24 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
invert the time axis against recursions to previous states in historical (biological) developments. Communication of models enables discourses to entertain expectations of future states that can be used by reflexive agents to reconstruct current ones. We elaborate this in: Loet Leydesdorff, Inga

Re: [Fis] social flow

2013-11-23 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, It seems to me that one can use models from biology to study inter-human communication; but inter-human communication is not alive. The dynamics are non-linear, but probably very different from the dynamics among molecules. For example, counterfactual orders can be

Re: [Fis] social flow

2013-11-23 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, It seems to me that one can use models from biology to study inter-human communication; but inter-human communication is not alive. The dynamics are non-linear, but probably very different from the dynamics among molecules. For example, counterfactual orders can be

Re: [Fis] reply to Loet

2013-11-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
S: Yes. These 'windows' are the channels for constraint imposition from level to level -- transactions, not direct interactions -- between them. The lower, faster acting, level provides 'data' constructed as ensemble data by the higher level, while the higher level imposes relatively continuous

Re: [Fis] Discussion Recap.

2013-10-31 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Ok, but in order to understand the emerging macro-variables of the social structure, one must always take into account the whole cognitive capabilities of the individual. Dear Raquel and colleagues, It seems to me that this misses the point that the non-linear dynamics of the macro-system do

Re: [Fis] THE SOCIOTYPE: SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND BEYOND

2013-10-08 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Loet, your criticism is very accurate, thanks. But I really think, as said Jorge, that our sociality has to have a fairly stable structure, that is to say, lower and upper limits that feed our mental wellbeing. It's not fixed, of course, but individuals become integral embodiments of emotions, and

Re: [Fis] THE SOCIOTYPE: SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND BEYOND

2013-10-01 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam mailto:l...@leydesdorff.net l...@leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net/ http://www.leydesdorff.net/ Honorary

[Fis] Redundancy Generation in University-Industry-Government Relations; preprint version

2013-08-20 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
in inter-human communications. Inga Ivanova (a) and Loet Leydesdorff (b) (a) Far Eastern Federal University, Department of International Education Department of Economics and production management, Office 514, 56 Aleutskaya st., Vladivostok 690950, Russia; inga@mail.ru . (b

Re: [Fis] About FIS 2005

2013-04-16 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
the operationalization and the possibility of measurement in information theory. In other words, information theory then becomes only philosophy. Best, Loet _ Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX

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