Information and Computation: Essays on Scientific and Philosophical Understanding of Foundations of Information and Computation

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1. Cybersemiotics and the question of knowledge / Soren Brier -- 2. Information dynamics in a categorical setting / Mark Burgin -- 3. Mathematics as a biological process / G.J. Chaitin -- 4. Information, causation and computation / John Collier -- 5. From Descartes to Turing : the computational content of supervenience / S. Barry Cooper -- 6. A dialogue concerning two world systems : info-computational vs. mechanistic / Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic and Vincent C. Muller -- 7. Does computing embrace self-organization? / Wolfgang Hofkirchner -- 8. Analysis of information and computation in physics explains cognitive paradigms : from full cognition to Laplace determinism to statistical determinism to modern approach / Vladik Kreinovich, Roberto Araiza and Juan Ferret -- 9. Bodies - both informed and transformed embodied computation and information processing / Bruce J. MacLennan -- 10. Computation on information, meaning and representations : an evolutionary approach / Christophe Menant -- 11. Interior grounding, reflection, and self-consciousness / Marvin Minsky -- 12. A molecular dynamic network : minimal properties and evolutionary implications / Walter Riofrio -- 13. Super-recursive features of evolutionary processes and the models for computational evolution / Darko Roglic -- 14. Towards a modeling view of computing / Oron Shagrir -- 15. What's information, for an organism or intelligent machine? How can a machine or organism mean? / Aaron Sloman -- 16. Inconsistent knowledge as a neural phenomenon : the ranking of reasonable inferences as a computational approach to naturally inconsistent (legal) theories / Kees (C.N.J.) de Vey Mestdagh & Jaap Henk (J.H.) Hoepman -- 17. On the algorithmic nature of the world / Hector Zenil and Jean-Paul Delahaye
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 CYBERSEMIOTICS AND THE QUESTION OF KNOWLEDGE
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CHAPTER 2 INFORMATION DYNAMICS IN A CATEGORICAL SETTING
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CHAPTER 3 MATHEMATICS AS A BIOLOGICAL PROCESS
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CHAPTER 4 INFORMATION CAUSATION AND COMPUTATION
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THE COMPUTATIONAL CONTENT OF SUPERVENIENCE
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INFOCOMPUTATIONAL VS MECHANISTIC
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CHAPTER 7 DOES COMPUTING EMBRACE SELFORGANIZATION?
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FROM FULL COGNITION TO LAPLACE DETERMINISM TO STATISTICAL DETERMINISM TO MODERN APPROACH
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CHAPTER 10 COMPUTATION ON INFORMATION MEANING AND REPRESENTATIONS AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH
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CHAPTER 11 INTERIOR GROUNDING REFLECTION AND SELFCONSCIOUSNESS
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MINIMAL PROPERTIES AND EVOLUTIONARY IMPLICATIONS
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CHAPTER 13 SUPERRECURSIVE FEATURES OF EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES AND THE MODELS FOR COMPUTATIONAL EVOLUTION
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CHAPTER 14 TOWARDS A MODELING VIEW OF COMPUTING
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CHAPTER 15 WHATS INFORMATION FOR AN ORGANISM OR INTELLIGENT MACHINE? HOW CAN A MACHINE OR ORGANISM MEAN?
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THE RANKING OF REASONABLE INFERENCES AS A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH TO NATURALLY INCONSISTENT LEGAL THEORIES
439
CHAPTER 17 ON THE ALGORITHMIC NATURE OF THE WORLD
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CHAPTER 9 BODIES BOTH INFORMED AND TRANSFORMED EMBODIED COMPUTATION AND INFORMATION PROCESSING
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