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I. Philosophy – II. Ethics

I. Philosophy

In colloquial usage, the term “information” is often employed in the sense of “disclosure” or “message.” Various media can convey the same information: A x-ray conveys information to a physician that his or her patient is suffering from lung cancer and then the physician can inform the patient in a conversation. Furthermore, the same message can hold different information for different recipients (the p…

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Stephan, Achim and Leiner, Martin, “Information”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10402>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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