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Title: Verisimilitude and strongly semantic information
Authors: Cevolani, Gustavo
Keywords: Strongly semantic information
verisimilitude
truthlikeness
partial truth
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Gustavo Cevolani, "Verisimilitude and strongly semantic information", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XIII (2011) 2, pp. 159–179
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XIII (2011) 2
Abstract: In The Philosophy of Information, Luciano Floridi presents a theory of “strongly semantic information”, based on the idea that “information encapsulates truth” (the so-called “veridicality thesis”). Starting with Popper, philosophers of science have developed different explications of the notion of verisimilitude or truthlikeness, construed as a combination of truth and information. Thus, the theory of strongly semantic information and the theory of verisimilitude are intimately tied. Yet, with few exceptions, this link has virtually pass unnoticed. In this paper, we briefly survey both theories and offer a critical comparison of strongly semantic information and related notions, like truth, verisimilitude, and partial truth.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5800
ISSN: 1825-5167
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