Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Information, information theory: A character or a character combination contains information when it is clear to the recipient that this character or the character combination appears instead of another possible character or a possible character combination. The supply of possible characters determines to a part the probability of the occurrence of a character from this supply. In addition, the expected probability of the appearance of a character can be increased by already experienced experiences of regularities. The amount of information transmitted by a character depends on the improbability of the occurrence of the character.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Gareth Evans
I 327
Prevailing information/Kaplan/Evans: not "liveliness" (VsLocke) but set and also weight. Identification: in the end, you may not have any false information about the twin, but a wrong opinion on when you first met the twin.
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Frank I 488
Information/Evans: Contact: one can have "information that ..", without being of the opinion that .. - Information can be non-conceptual: non-conceptual content of perception.
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Frank I 495
Information/I/Evans: the information state does not have the perception of the blue necktie as its object but the necktie itself. Problem: What kind of object is related to information about "I"? - Evans: it refers to bodies of flesh and blood.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-23