Archive for October, 2010

False Information

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Luciano Floridi holds a truth-based definition of semantic information (veridicality thesis); for X to qualify as an instance of semantic information it must be true, meaningful well-formed data. False information (i.e. misinformation) is not actually information. For more on this see

So what to make of the term ‘false information’? Well, consider the following two terms:

  1. false proposition
  2. false policeman


Handbook on the Philosophy of Information

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The Handbook on the Philosophy of Information website is a good resource. Drafts of chapters are available and there are some good videos of the public symposium for the event that was held in conjunction with the project.