On the Informational Essence of Emergence and Evolution: An Analysis of the New Dualistic Approach†
AbstractIn his book “What is Information”, Robert Logan explores certain issues related to information on the basis of the connotation of information itself, and puts forward two important theories of “extended mind” and “symbolosphere”. Based on the strong-emergence theory, Logan depicts the material emergence and non-material emergence, and proposes a neo-dualism view, a weak form of dualism. According to this, different from the biosphere, the evolution and reproduction mechanism in symbolosphere do not follow the rules of genetic inheritance, but the mechanisms of memes, belonging to the territory of information study. However, the new dualism faces the difficulty to correctly explain the ontological position of the symbolosphere, while the philosophy of information provides a standard solution in its theory of human evolution.
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Wang, P.; Wang, J. On the Informational Essence of Emergence and Evolution: An Analysis of the New Dualistic Approach. Proceedings 2017, 1, 65.
Wang P, Wang J. On the Informational Essence of Emergence and Evolution: An Analysis of the New Dualistic Approach. Proceedings. 2017; 1(3):65.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Ping; Wang, Jian. 2017. "On the Informational Essence of Emergence and Evolution: An Analysis of the New Dualistic Approach." Proceedings 1, no. 3: 65.
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