Information: Subjective or Objective?
Host Publication: IS4SI-2017 » Session Conference FIS 2017: The Seventh International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science
Authors: R. Cottam, W. Ranson and R. Vounckx
Publication Date: Jun. 2017
Number of Pages: 6
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.