Information and Meaning
AbstractThis paper considers the relationship between information and meaning through an analysis of a set of measures of information. Since meaning is expressed using information the analysis of the measures illuminates the relationship. The conventions that govern the production and exchange of information are the outcome of selection processes, so the quality of information (as expressed in the measures) is subject to limitations caused by selection. These limitations are analysed using a technique called viewpoint analysis that enables the measures and their relationship with meaning to be examined. Viewpoint analysis is applied to several logical paradoxes and resolves them in a manner consistent with common sense. Finally, the approach is used to address Floridi’s questions about the philosophy of information associated with meaning. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Walton, P. Information and Meaning. Information 2016, 7, 41.
Walton P. Information and Meaning. Information. 2016; 7(3):41.Chicago/Turabian Style
Walton, Paul. 2016. "Information and Meaning." Information 7, no. 3: 41.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.