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Dimensions and Domains of Information

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Relations between The Four Dimensions of Information

Overall view:  The Four Dimensions of Information
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Dimension
Representation
Foundation
Workings
Form of expression
Phase in information processing
Perception
Modeling
Output
Input
Type of processing
Subjective experience

Association, synthesis;

Valuation, appraisal
Judgment

Response-options;

Selecting + Deciding
Information-application

Action;

Physical behavior
Information exchange

Observation, expression;

Encoding + Decoding
Operation
Creative development
Logical
analysis/testing
Empirical
analysis/testing
Language analysis,
interpretation,
Criteria
Coherence,
perceptual quality
Sufficient ground
(Logical validity)
Predictive power
(Empirical validity)
Completeness,
credibility
Type of effect
(cq. spin-off)
Intra-psychological effect
Logical consequence (implication)
Causal effect (impact)
Semantic effect
Practical value
Insight, understanding;
motivation
Reliability,
information quality
Effectivity
Persuasiveness
Objective
Quality of experience
Truth value
(truth resemblance)
Desired result
Mutual understanding,
appreciation
Crucial insights, competencies, tools
Clear system for goal-directed approach

Clear and coherent view on the human organism

A solid theory of subjective experience



Effective use of logic

Crystal clear concept of 'information'

Thorough Information gathering

Precise method of analyzing complex problems.

Insights into the nature of domains.
Clear system for causal analysis.







Method for systematic, content-free language analysis.










Relations between The Four Domains of Information

Overall view:  The Four Domains of Information
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Field of knowledge
Psychology
Logic
Causality
Communication and Language
Domain
(process level)
Psychological processes
Abstract patterns
Physical processes
Social interactions
Typical activity
Performance, motivation, experience, quality, consciousness
Reasoning, inference, judgment, truthfinding
Operation, influencing, directing
Sending and receiving of information

Verbal and nonverbal encoding and decoding
Problem
What determines well-being, responding, decision-making of people?
How do you know what is true, probable, or plausible?
What is causing a phenomenon - and what are its consequences?
What does language 'tell'? What does communication 'do'?
Topic
Model of functioning/system
Laws of truth,
valid schemes of inference
Laws of cause-effect,
causal hypothesis/model
Principles of contact, communication and language use
Mode of information
Information in behavior and experience
Information in combinations and implications
Information in processes of cause-effect
Information in sign and meaning
Substance
Quality: meanings, emotions, esthetics, .. qualia
Quantity: combinations, derivation relations
Operation: dynamics; causal mechanisms
Physical manifestation: expressions
Type of structure
Semantic network

Content and consistency of experience : model, determines associative thinking.
'We anticipate events by construing their replications' (Kelly, G.A., 1955; Construct Theory, Construction Collorary').
'The map is not the territory' (A. Korzybski).
Logical structure

Planning Patterns: Abstract structure, represents logical combinations and implications: preconditions for truth value.
'To discover truths is the task of all sciences, it falls to logic to discern the laws of truth' (G. Frege).
Causal relations

Using information to achieve desired results.
Syntax

'Rules' and 'vocabulary' - from language, culture, events or improvisation - for expressing information.
Preconditions for communication.
'The choice of the signifier.. has no natural connection with the signified' (F. de Saussure).
Unique features
Capacity for consciousness -
Unique features:
(·) Is a necessary condition for all experience and information that we can know of.
(·) Includes quality of experience, intrinsic value, emotion, qualia etc..
(see a.o. Miller, Kaplan, Searle, Nagel, Chalmers, Lanier, etc.).
Abstract organization -
Unique features:
(·) Is open to discrete difference, basis of information.
(·) Is quantifiable. Quantity includes e.g., size, number , sign, syntax, structure, complexity, etc..
(·) Is systematically 'creative'. Combinatorics gives rise to differentiation, by which other aspects and variations appear.
(·) Is, by combinatory explosion, infinitely expandable (up to unlimited cardinality). However, any valid expansion or transformation will always be immediately and inherently reversible, i.e. reducible again to its starting parameters.
(·) Embodies extrinsic organization . Implies Multiple Realizibility . Offers raw material for Virtual Reality.
(·) Is subject to logical laws, which are described in formal logic and meta-logic.
(eg Frege, Hilbert, Cantor, Russell, Zermelo, Herbrand, Tarski, Gödel, Church, Kleene, Turing, Lindenbaum, Henkin, Skolem, Löwenheim, Robinson, etc.).
Physical structure -
Unique features:
(·) Is apparently inherent to physical phenomena.
(·) Implies intrinsic organization.
(see Kant, Peirce, Wehl, Popper, Lakatos and others).
Intersubjective experience -
Unique features:
(·) Communication consists of 'the offering and accepting of meaning' (V.Satir, 1976).
(·) Communication enables mutual understanding. The value of shared experience comprises more than 'the sum of its parts'.
(see Korzybski, Leech, Heider, Keller & Brown, Satir, etc.).
Inherent features
Discernable of other domains.
(·) Appears to be dependent of neuro-physical functions.
(·) Can not immediadetely, as such, be observed in physical domain.
(·) Is accessible for, but essentially not reducible to, abstract ordering. Quality can not be substituted or created by quantity. Is in effect not 'computable' through algorithms.
Discernable of other domains.
(·) Is immediately perceivable within consciousness, although only through mental construction.
(·) Can not completely, 100% exactly be 'contained' in conscious perception.
(Can be understood, but is not fully imaginable. Think for example of a 'thousand-sided polygon').
(·) Does not have a 'process nature' or other physical features. (·) Is not dependent of physical aspects such as matter, energie, space or time; therefore neither substance, medium or carrier.
(·) Can not immediadetely, as such, be located in physical domain.
(·) Kan niet volledig, 100 % exact worden weergegeven in fysisch domein.
(Can be understood, but can not be fully represented.. Think for example of a 'perfect circle').
(·) May show an approximate symmetry with , but is not really reducible to, physical structure.
Discernable of other domains.
(·) Appears to be inherently relative.
(·) Is not recognizable 'as such' (an Sich) to us.
(·) Has no - traceable - intrinsic 'meaning'. Has only assigned meaning, through interpretation.
(·) Physical form may nevertheless, within some shared context (frame of reference), serve as a vehicle for signaling and communication.
Discernable of other domains.
(·) Communication makes use of reference by means of form , transmission and meaning.
it thus involves interaction between the domains of information (abstract order), physical processes and subjective perception.