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Information and the Nature of Reality From Physics to Metaphysics

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ISBN-10: 1107684536

ISBN-13: 9781107684539

Edition: 2014

Authors: Paul Davies, Niels Henrik Gregersen

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Many scientists regard mass and energy as the primary currency of nature. In recent years, however, the concept of information has gained importance. Why? In this book, eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart various aspects of information, from quantum information to biological and digital information, in order to understand how nature works. Beginning with a historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and its philosophical, theological and ethical implications.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 506
Size: 5.39" wide x 8.50" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of…    

PAUL G. LEWIS is Professor of European Politics at the Open University. ZDENKA MANSFELDOVA is a Senior Researcher and Head of Department of the Sociology of Politics at the Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.Niels Henrik Gregersen is Professor of Systematic Theology and Co-Director of the Centre of Naturalism and Christian Semantics, both at the University of Copenhagen. He has won several international research awards, including one from the John Templeton Foundation for work on the constructive interface between science and religion.