1) A can is empty or filled. Its "emptiness" or "filledness" is an
information. This is an objective property. It is independent of whether
a conscious being perceives it or not. I generally argue for this
non-subjectivity of information.
2) There is an information change when
Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate
Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal
From: John Collier
Sent: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:39 AM
Subject: RE: [Fis] non-living objects COULD NOT “exchange information”
Dear FIS colleagues,
As usual, I would like to begin with apologies. I apologize that because of
the gaps in my education I can only partially understand what is being said
in most of your mails. Therefore, I will only partially respond to those
segments of your posts that seem to me to be in
I agree. For example, if one identifies information with constraint, the
notion of information as causation becomes tautologous. It also feeds into
the notion of "It from bit"!
I agree, best to remain as catholic as possible in our conception of the
I wrote a paper some time ago arguing that causal processes are the transfer of
information. Therefore I think that physical processes can and do convey
information. Cause can be dispensed with.
* There is a copy at Causation is the Transfer of