Knowledge and the Flow of Information

ISBN-10: 157586195X

ISBN-13: 9781575861951

Edition: 1999

Authors: Fred I. Dretske

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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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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CSLI Publications/Center for the Study of Language & Information
Publication date: 2/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Information
Communication Theory
Communication and Information
A Semantic Theory of Information
Knowledge And Perception
Knowledge
The Communication Channel
Sensation and Perception
Meaning And Belief
Coding and Content
The Structure of Belief
Concepts and Meaning
Notes
Index
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