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A Dialogue Concerning the Essence and Role of Information in the World System

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Department of Mathematics, University of California, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland–Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
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Information 2020, 11(9), 406; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11090406
Received: 6 July 2020 / Revised: 3 August 2020 / Accepted: 15 August 2020 / Published: 21 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue What Is Information? (2020))
The goal of this paper is to represent two approaches to the phenomenon of information, explicating its nature and essence. In this context, Mark Burgin demonstrates how the general theory of information (GTI) describes and elucidates the phenomenon of information by explaining the axiomatic foundations for information studies and presenting the comprising mathematical theory of information. The perspective promoted by Jaime F. Cárdenas-García is based on Gregory Bateson’s description of information as “difference which makes a difference” and involves the process of info-autopoiesis as a sensory commensurable, self-referential feedback process. View Full-Text
Keywords: information; info-autopoiesis; principle; axiom; transformation; representation; carrier; feedback process; measure; ontology; axiology information; info-autopoiesis; principle; axiom; transformation; representation; carrier; feedback process; measure; ontology; axiology
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Burgin, M.; Cárdenas-García, J.F. A Dialogue Concerning the Essence and Role of Information in the World System. Information 2020, 11, 406.

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