Three States of Wax2 (last edited: 2021)

Juan Parra
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The title and approach derive from Michel Serres’ investigation of the materials of physics. Developing Decartes’ thought experiment of a piece of wax (always the same, always different), Serres identifies three views: the object as perceived, the object as described in terms of its properties, and the object as an informational nexus that not only embodies the entire history of its own genesis and interaction, but is further transformed in each encounter or interrogation. The latter, he suggests, is the appropriate view in an informational world. Knowledge derives from the interference of such models.
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keywordsproposal NY IES
last modified06/02/2021
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affiliationOrpheus Institute, Ghent
copyrightJonathan Impett, Juan Parra Cancino, Chris Chafe
licensePublic domain
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