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Knowledge and the flow of information

Author: Dretske, Fred I. Publisher: MIT Press, 1981.Language: EnglishDescription: 273 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0262040638Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print BD161 .D74 1981
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Knowledge and the Flow of Information Contents Acknowledgments Preface PART I. INFORMATION 1 3 Chapter 1: Communication Theory Amount of Information Generated 4 Amount of Information Transmitted 12 Causality and Information 26 Chapter 2: Communication and Information The Ordinary Concept of Information 41 The Proper Measure of Information 47 Communication Restrictions on the Flow of Information 53 Chapter 3: A Semantic Theory of Information PART II. KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTION 83 40 63 Chapter 4: Knowledge 85 Chapter 5: The Communication Channel 107 Absolute Concepts 107 Channel Conditions 111 Relevant Possibilities and Skepticism 123 Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception 135 Analog and Digital Coding 135 Sensory vs. Cognitive Processes 141 The Objects of Perception 153 PART III. MEANING AND BELIEF 169 Chapter 7: Coding and Content 171 Chapter 8: The Structure of Belief 190 Chapter 9: Concepts and Meaning 214 Simple and Complex Concepts 215 The Informational Origin of Concepts 222 Innate Concepts 231 Notes Index 237 269

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