Emergent Information: A Unified Theory Of Information Framework by Wolfgang HofkirchnerEmergent Information: A Unified Theory Of Information Framework by Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Emergent Information: A Unified Theory Of Information Framework

byWolfgang Hofkirchner

Hardcover | February 4, 2013

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At the dawn of the information age, a proper understanding of information and how it relates to matter and energy is of utmost importance for the survival of civilisation. Yet, attempts to reconcile information concepts underlying science and technology with those en vogue in social science, humanities, and arts are rather rare. This book offers a new approach, departing from fragmented information concepts. Many academics refrain from undergoing unifications, as most undertakings are reductionistic. This book contends that it is the noble task of an as-yet-to-be-developed science of information to go one step in the direction of a unified theory of information without falling back into neither reduction nor anthropomorphisation. To be able to succeed in an ambitious task like this, the book advocates the application of complex systems theory and its philosophical underpinnings. Information needs to be interpreted in terms of self-organisation to do justice to the richness of its manifestations. The way the book does so will provide the reader with a deep insight into a basic feature of our world.
Title:Emergent Information: A Unified Theory Of Information FrameworkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 4, 2013Publisher:World Scientific PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814313483

ISBN - 13:9789814313483

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