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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 88; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03938

Does Wu’s Philosophy Define What Is Information?

VIDIA-mant, Kiriat Ono 5510801, Israel
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 8 June 2017
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The need for a generally accepted definition of “what is information” is self-evident and acute. However, Wu Kun’s definition of information as “a philosophical category indicating indirect being” is unable to satisfy this need, especially when it comes to an everyday usage of the term. That forced me to seek for a more suitable definition of information. Despite the differences, Wu Kun and I agree that we witness today a paradigm shift from data-based computational way of thinking to information-based cognitive way of thinking (Wu Kun calls that “informalization of science”). Below is provided a short comment on this issue.
Keywords: information definition; physical information; semantic information; informalization of science information definition; physical information; semantic information; informalization of science
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