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Bateson Information Revisited: A New Paradigm

Cárdenas-García, Jaime F., Ireland, Tim (2020) Bateson Information Revisited: A New Paradigm. Proceedings, 47 (1). E-ISSN 2504-3900. (doi:10.3390/proceedings47010005) (KAR id:81168)


The goal of this work is to explain a novel information paradigm claiming that all information results from a process, intrinsic to living beings, of self-production; a sensory commensurable, self-referential feedback process immanent to Bateson’s difference that makes a difference. To highlight and illustrate this fundamental process, a simulation based on one-parameter feedback is presented. It simulates a homeorhetic process, innate to organisms, illustrating a self-referenced, autonomous system. The illustrated recursive process is sufficiently generic to be the only basis for information in nature: from the single cell, to multi-cellular organisms, to consideration of all types of natural and non-natural phenomena, including tools and artificial constructions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3390/proceedings47010005
Uncontrolled keywords: Gregory Bateson; homeorhesis; one-parameter feedback; self-reference; autonomy; sensory commensurable; self-production of information
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Tim Ireland
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 11:05 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 17:51 UTC
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