5. Information without Truth

  1. Patrick Allo
  1. Andrea Scarantino1 and
  2. Gualtiero Piccinini2

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396836.ch5

Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information

Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information

How to Cite

Scarantino, A. and Piccinini, G. (2011) Information without Truth, in Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information (ed P. Allo), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396836.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Georgia State University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Missouri—St. Louis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Metaphilosophy Series in Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Armen T. Marsoobian,
  2. Brian J. Huschle and
  3. Eric Cavallero

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338676

Online ISBN: 9781444396836

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Keywords:

  • semantic information - information without truth;
  • information and the Veridicality Thesis - information requiring truth;
  • healthy pluralism in theory of information - information at odds with Veridicality Thesis;
  • information as a mongrel concept - disparate uses of “information” in ordinary language;
  • distinguishing between natural information - along the lines of Grice's natural meaning;
  • natural information without truth - signals carrying natural information;
  • nonnatural information, case for Veridicality Thesis - talking of false information;
  • Floridi, offering a second argument - against false information, information lost “by semantic means”;
  • nonnatural information without truth - need to capture explanatory power of notion of information;
  • primary notions of information used in cognitive science and computer science

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Information and the Veridicality Thesis

  • Information as a Mongrel Concept

  • Natural Information Without Truth

  • Nonnatural Information: The Case for the Veridicality Thesis

  • Nonnatural Information Without Truth

  • An Objection

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References