J. S. WICKEN states: A "reader" brings implicit information to read which is read as part of the system information in which he/she participates- whether this be a theory or a poem. We don't know how to quantify this dimension of information. An organism, in an important sense, results from the grammar of its own generation: we don't know that grammar yet. Although we can understand order and complexity in crisp mathematical terms, "meaning" requires a transaction between knower and known whose terms are presently remote from our understanding" (1979, p.142).
What the "reader" introduces in the process of meaning formation depend on her/his cultural location, historically as well as geographically and his/her specialization. Moreover, everyone brings in his/her own "mindscape"(see MARUYAMA, 1966).
Meaning is mainly subservient to implicit knowledge, i.e. formerly acquired and organized information.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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