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Semantic Information and the Trivialization of Logic: Floridi on the Scandal of Deduction

Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, 44121, Italy
Information 2013, 4(1), 33-59; https://doi.org/10.3390/info4010033
Received: 19 November 2012 / Accepted: 27 December 2012 / Published: 11 January 2013
In this paper we discuss Floridi’s views concerning semantic information in the light of a recent contribution (in collaboration with the present author) [1] that defies the traditional view of deductive reasoning as “analytic” or “tautological” and construes it as an informative, albeit non-empirical, activity. We argue that this conception paves the way for a more realistic notion of semantic information where the “ideal agents” that are assumed by the standard view can be indefinitely approximated by real ones equipped with growing computational resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: semantic information; Cohen–Nagel paradox; tractability; analytic-synthetic distinction semantic information; Cohen–Nagel paradox; tractability; analytic-synthetic distinction
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D'Agostino, M. Semantic Information and the Trivialization of Logic: Floridi on the Scandal of Deduction. Information 2013, 4, 33-59. https://doi.org/10.3390/info4010033

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D'Agostino M. Semantic Information and the Trivialization of Logic: Floridi on the Scandal of Deduction. Information. 2013; 4(1):33-59. https://doi.org/10.3390/info4010033

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D'Agostino, Marcello. 2013. "Semantic Information and the Trivialization of Logic: Floridi on the Scandal of Deduction" Information 4, no. 1: 33-59. https://doi.org/10.3390/info4010033

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