The Advancement of Information Science

  • Pedro C. Marijuán Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (I+CS)
Keywords: Information science, Limited pre-hension, Meaning, Categories, Cognits, Recombination


The advancement of a new scientific perspective, information science, devoted to the study of the vast field of informational phenomena in nature and society, implies putting together a number of cognizing domains which are presently scattered away in many other disciplines. Comparable to previous scientific revolutions spurred by thermodynamics and quantum mechanics, it would be time to go beyond the classical discussions on the concept of information, and associated formal theories, and advance a “new way of thinking”. Cells, Brains, Societies, and Quantum information would be crucial arenas for this discussion. Rather than hierarchy, reduction, or unification, the catchword is unending recombination... A mature information science should offer a new panoramic view on the sciences themselves and contribute to achieve social adaptability & sustainability.

Author Biography

Pedro C. Marijuán, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (I+CS)


Senior researcher, Director of the Bioinformation and Systems Biology Group, at the Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (Zaragoza, Spain)

Special Issue: What is Really Information? An Interdisciplinary Approach.