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Title: Verisimilitude and strongly semantic information
Authors: Cevolani, Gustavo
Keywords: Strongly semantic informationverisimilitudetruthlikenesspartial truth
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: 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
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
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
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