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Information 2012, 3(4), 715-738; doi:10.3390/info3040715

Angeletics and Logic in Reality

International Center for Transdisciplinary Research, 75019 Paris, France
Chemin du Collège 1, Les Diablerets, 1865, Switzerland
Received: 15 June 2012 / Revised: 15 November 2012 / Accepted: 16 November 2012 / Published: 21 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Angeletics / Messaging Theory)
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Rafael Capurro has defined Angeletics (or messaging theory—John Holgate’s preferred term) as the study of messages and messaging and proposed its paradigmatic role in 21st century science and society. As stated in Messages and Messengers. Angeletics as an Approach to the Phenomenology of Communication, edited by Capurro and Holgate, the objective of Angeletics is to further both a philosophical and a hermeneutical understanding of this phenomenon. My paper is directed at key issues outlined in the reference document by several authors that involve the physical grounding and evolution of messaging and information processes. My approach is to apply my recent extension of logic to complex real systems, processes and concepts, including information, messages and their interaction (Logic in Reality, LIR). LIR supports the grounding of Angeletics in reality and emphasizes the congruence between informational issues in science and in philosophy, as in Capurro’s distinction between an “angeletic philosophy” and “philosophic Angeletics”. From this perspective, LIR can act as a framework for the debate about the nature and function of messaging and information theory and their relevance for a more ethical information society.
Keywords: angeletics; complexity; contradiction; dialectics; dynamics; information; logic; messages; phenomenology; process angeletics; complexity; contradiction; dialectics; dynamics; information; logic; messages; phenomenology; process
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