The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 226, Issue 2, pp 177–180 | Cite as

Matter and information as attributes of substance

  • R. E. ZimmermannEmail author
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Regular Article
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  1. Information in Physics and Beyond


Until now, there is no explicit clarity about the question whether information, as similar to energy and mass, can be visualized as fundamental constituent of this universe or not, a question which is presently disputed. We follow here the line of argument which follows the first alternative, and give reasons for this by starting in terms of a metaphysical conception.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty Studium Generale, Munich University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany
  2. 2.Clare HallCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Institute for Design Science e.V.MunichGermany

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