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Laws, Information and History

Creativistic Philosophy

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How is the biological embedded into the physical, the psychological into the biological, the cultural into the psychological? What these different areas have in common is that the properties of objects belonging to them are not only dependent on unchanging laws, but also on the history of the object. The underlying level provides mechanisms of storing information and processing information depending on the stored information. The mechanisms for storing and processing information can be described by a notion of laws, but the information is acquired from the environment or from random processes and it is the result of the history of the system. This historical information cannot be derived from the laws describing the mechanisms of storage and processing of information.

Another example of such systems is computers and systems built from them. The technological description of such a system describes a system for information storage and processing but it…

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