Percis of Knowledge and the Flow of Information.

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Philosophy

 

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Leo S

 

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November 5, 2014

 

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University

 

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Although when he talks of it he sees it as a flow (of information) that goes from point S (source) to point R (receiver ) . Sources are called here the generators of information. This point of view is interesting for me because I like the idea of those generators as an ensembles of possibilities and probabilities that are reduced to get those proper information...
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I think that this dice experiment is giving very clear view of what Dretske had in mind but I don’t have a clue where that 2.6 bits ( the value as a result of the die throw) of information came from. Author bring back some experiments that say us the value of dependence between S and R. They may be totally independent just like in his example with two rings in two independent telephones...
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