|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._____________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. |
George Lakoff on Information - Dictionary of Arguments
Morozov I 87
Information/Lakoff/Morozov: ... another critical error that underpins information reductionism is the belief that information can arise self-relient, completely autonomously and independently, without first having an act of human interpretation.
Lakoff: As the linguist George Lakoff argued a long time ago, information presupposes a purposeful topic. (1)
1. George Lakoff argued: quoted in Tsoukas, “The Tyranny of Light,” argued: quoted in Tsoukas, “The Tyranny of Light,” The Temptations and the Paradoxes of the Information Society,” Futures 29, no. 9 (November 1997): 827– 843, p. 830._____________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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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