“It makes meaning the child of physics. Physics itself, however, according to this view, is also the child of meaning.” – John A Wheeler’s Meaning Circuit (1986).
I love the way Wheeler wrote his papers!! @phalpern pic.twitter.com/xZDL93foaH
— Rohit Kulkarni (@RoAKulkarni) April 10, 2018
“Physics is the child of meaning” Oh yes. Information is more fundamental than matter or energy. Physical science is a branch of epistemology. https://t.co/pXtPq2nzxI
— Ian Glendinning (@psybertron) April 11, 2018
Very much my fundamental information ontology of epistemology, shared as I see it with many current physicists too – Carlo Rovelli for one and of course the whole Integrated Information Theory (IIT) project. Most recently noted the Wheeler origins here in Nov 2017.
[Note however that in Wheeler’s Meaning Circuit, meaning is communicated by humans, not a suggestion that information is necessarily more fundamental to the physical world itself, simply integral to the human model we call “Physics”. (See the Penrose-Foucault triad.) In IIT is is presumed fundamental to the physical world itself.]
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