Epistemic paradoxes in the informational approaches to thermical physics
Keywords:Information Physics, Jaynes, conceptual paradoxes
In this paper I aim to assess the conceptual and interpretative basis of the ‘infothermal paradox’ underlying informational approaches to thermal physics (particularly the work of Jaynes  and Brillouin ), claiming that information both increases and decreases when observing a system approaching thermal equilibrium. I defend that, even when different concepts and types of information are distinguished, the paradox persist because of a robust connection (epistemic, informational and theoretical) between the information-increasing and the information-decreasing side of this thesis. Finally, I will conclude by arguing that the info-thermal paradox properly manifests deep conceptual-interpretative inconsistencies underlying information-centric thermal physics.
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