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Information: A Conceptual Investigation
Department of Philosophy, University of Kaiserslautern, PO Box 3049, 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Received: 1 July 2010; in revised form: 4 August 2010 / Accepted: 20 September 2010 / Published: 22 October 2010
Abstract: This paper is devoted to a study of the concept of information. We first situate the concept of information within the context of other philosophical concepts. However, an analysis of the concept of knowledge turns out to be the key when clarifying the concept of information. Our investigations produce the ‘missing link’ for the “severely neglected connection between theories of information and theories of knowledge” (Capurro/Hjørland). The results presented here clarify what information is and have the potential to provide answers to several of Floridi’s “open problems in the philosophy of information”.
Keywords: information; knowledge; certainty; semiotics; semantics; pragmatics
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Lenski, W. Information: A Conceptual Investigation. Information 2010, 1, 74-118.
Lenski W. Information: A Conceptual Investigation. Information. 2010; 1(2):74-118.
Lenski, Wolfgang. 2010. "Information: A Conceptual Investigation." Information 1, no. 2: 74-118.