Manuel LIZ (Universidad Laguna)

The paper analyses the thesis that all reality may be, in the last term, no more than information and also the thesis that our mind may be, in the last term, no more that information. Both theses are rejected. And it is argued for the need to take into account non-informational aspects of reality which are epistemically accessible. Only that way, the problem of selecting a determinate semantic content and the problem of error could be faced. The two more common strategies to deal with these problems go through the appeal to some primitive “referential capacities” or to the appeal to some special kinds of “functions”. We propose another strategy, much more simple and explanatory, based on the notion of signalization. In relation to that notion, we offer a quite suggesting definition of semantic content, and we obtain some relevant consequences.

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