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What Is Physical Information?

Department of Philosophy, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, 31-002 Krakow, Poland
Philosophies 2020, 5(2), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies5020010
Received: 27 April 2020 / Revised: 6 June 2020 / Accepted: 18 June 2020 / Published: 24 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Contemporary Natural Philosophy and Philosophies - Part 2)
This paper presents the concept of physical information, and it discusses what physical information is, and how it can be defined. The existence of physical information has been discussed in several studies which recognize that properties of information are characteristic of physical phenomena. That is, information has an objective existence, a lack of meaning, and can be quantified. In addition, these studies recognize how a phenomenon that is denoted as physical information can be expressed as an organization of natural or artificial entities. This paper argues that concepts of (abstract) information that are associated with meaning also depend (to a substantial degree) on physical information. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical information; abstract information; physical phenomena; abstract entities physical information; abstract information; physical phenomena; abstract entities
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Krzanowski, R. What Is Physical Information? Philosophies 2020, 5, 10.

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