## Thinking about Semantic Information

Type Journal Article Marcin Miłkowski http://avant.edu.pl/en/2020-02-08 XI 2 1-10 Avant 2020 Library Catalog: avant.edu.pl 10.26913/avant.2020.02.08 2020-02-29 11:14:23 en-US In his recent book, Daniel Dennett defends a novel account of semantic information in terms of design worth getting (Dennett, 2017). While this is an interesting proposal in itself, my purpose in this commentary is to challenge several of Dennett’s claims. First, he argues that semantic information can be transferred without encoding and storing it. Second, this lack of encoding is what makes semantic information unmeasurable. However, the argument for both these claims, presented by Dennett as an intuition pump, is invalid.

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