Knowledge and the Flow of Information
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Description: An attempt to develop a theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind using ideas derived from the mathematical theory of communication developed by Claude Shannon. Information is seen as an objective commodity defined by the dependency relations between distinct events. Knowledge is then analyzed as information caused belief. Perception is the delivery of information caused belief. Perception is the delivery of information in analog form (experience) for conceptual utilization by cognitive mechanisms. The final chapters attempt to develop a theory of meaning (or belief content) by viewing meaning as a certain kind of information-carrying role.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CSLI Publications/Center for the Study of Language & Information
Publication date: 2/20/2003
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Communication and Information|
|A Semantic Theory of Information|
|Knowledge And Perception|
|The Communication Channel|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Meaning And Belief|
|Coding and Content|
|The Structure of Belief|
|Concepts and Meaning|