A look at Aristotle can be useful, Not that Aristotle himself already had a concept of information; for that, his metaphysical and physical assumptions were too remote from readers. Aristotle, in his doctrine of the soul, had to handle a problem which was structurally very similar to the predicament depicted here. Aristotle's attempt to show that the concept of life has two main meanings which overlap in a certain way. In the final analysis, Aristotle therefore is content with having two concepts of life which allows him to have a firm basis also for his empirical studies, the concept of mortal life without being forced to exclude other at least thinkable forms of life. This Aristotelian solution cannot be directly applied, but only transferred to the predicament of the concept of information: both the constructivist and the objectivist concept of information form an ordered series, and both series again seem to overlap in human thinking.