theory of information
Part of my research in the theory of argumentation concerns the theory of information. We can think of “information” in a very broad sense as the sum of things available to us when we want to make a claim or argument in any context – for example, common information, shared memories, and emotions. As many people have noticed, the “information state” of public discourse is quickly being transformed by digital media. I am not a specialist in research on these processes, but as a citizen-scientist I have developed some presentations concerning them. Here is one, delivered at the economics and public interest consulting firm B,S,S. in Basel on November 14, 2019.