Information: Subjective or Objective?

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The target of this paper is to draw a comparison between information in living systems and information in inorganic contexts. The two representative contexts we will refer to are those of an organism and of solid state physics. We have published extensively elsewhere on the properties of a model hierarchy (e.g. Cottam et al, 2003; and most recently Cottam et al, 2016; Cottam et al, 2017), and to reproduce the entire derivation would be inappropriate for this extended abstract. Consequently, we will restrict ourselves to the brief sketch which follows, in the hope that this attenuated version is sufficiently comprehensible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication IS4SI-2017 » Session Conference FIS 2017: The Seventh International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science
Number of pages6
VolumeProceedings 2017
EditionGoteborg Sweden
ISBN (Electronic)doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03928
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017


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