Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Luhmann, Niklas
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Information II 31
Definition information/Luhmann/Reese-Schäfer: nothing but an event that causes a combination of differences.
II 38
Definition information/Luhmann/Reese-Schäfer: event, that selects system states. Information reserves its meaning in the repetition , but loses the information value - the event disappears.
AU Kass 6
Information/Luhmann: there is no -"genetical" information- - because the genes only contain structures, not events. Information/Luhmann: is selection of alternatives - presupposes that one defines a possibility range against others - information is only within systems - also the possibilities only exist in the system - not in the environment - Time/information: time plays a role because the information disappears whith acquaintance. - Information is not transmitted. - ((S) because it is an event.)
AU Kass 13
Definition information/Maturana/Luhmann: Vs genetic information: Information is always a moment of communication, only within a system. - It works as an information when it comes to finding the next operation - ((s) not circular: - "A works as A, when ...-" - Information: is not -"data" - that would be "transmission theory" - two aspects: 1 from which is selected - 2. this and nothing else is selected - only within a system possible - the system determines what information is - E.g. socialist planned economy: only performance - capitalist: unemployment numbers no information - no information without communication - but communication may repeat itself, information does not - understanding: does not exist outside communication.

N. Luhmann
Einführung in die Systemtheorie Heidelberg 1992

Lu I
N. Luhmann
Die Kunst der Gesellschaft Frankfurt 1997

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