Information and Veridicality: Information Processing and the Bar-Hillel/Carnap Paradox

Philosophy of Science 83 (1):131-151 (2016)
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Floridi’s Theory of Strongly Semantic Information posits the Veridicality Thesis. One motivation is that it can serve as a foundation for information-based epistemology being an alternative to the tripartite theory of knowledge. However, the Veridicality thesis is false, if ‘information’ is to play an explanatory role in human cognition. Another motivation is avoiding the so-called Bar-Hillel/Carnap paradox. But this paradox only seems paradoxical, if ‘information’ and ‘informativeness’ are synonymous, logic is a theory of inference, or validity suffices for rational inference; a, b, and c are false.

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Michaelis Michael
University of New South Wales
Nir Fresco
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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