The main aim of this paper is to explain how one can talk about information as functioning ontologically within the mind. From the cybernetic point of view, coding is essential to such functioning-transforming information from one system of symbols of signs into another. Information coding takes place within the body (brain), in human use of instruments and tools, as well as in the manifold relations between humans and the environment. Using the work of Arbib, Gibson, Bateson and Dennett, this paper present a model of the manifold functioning of information within the human mind, with particular stress placed upon its significance for practical-cognitive behavior.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.