The Notion of information in early cybernetics and in Gilbert Simondon's philosophy


This paper will examine the notion of information in the early cybernetics and in Gilbert Simondon’s philosophy. First, we will be outlining the notion of information of early (or first-order) cyberneticians. Secondly, we will summarize Simondon’s concept of information. Finally, the last part of the paper will be dealing shortly with the present understanding of information which has expanded since the beginning of the 20th century. Presented at Doctoral Congress in Philosophy 22.–24.10.2018, University of Tampere, Finland.

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Juho Rantala
Tampere University


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