Knowledge and the Flow of Information

Author: Fred I. Dretske

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Information Publications

ISBN: 9781575861951

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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This book presents an attempt to develop a theory of knowledge and a 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 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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Handbook of Epistemology

Author: I. Niiniluoto,Matti Sintonen,Jan Wolenski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402019866

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1052

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Epistemology or theory of knowledge has always been one of the most important -if not the most important -field of philosophy. New arguments are constantly brought to bear on old views, new variants are marshalled to revive ancient stands, new concepts and distinctions increase the sophistication of epistemogical theories. There are a great many excellent textbooks, monographs as well as anthologies consisting of articles in epistemology. Similarly, there are useful philosophical dictionaries which contain a great number of relatively short entries, and general philosophical handbooks which also touch epistemological issues. This volume of 27 essays grew out from the interest to see a handbook which is devoted entirely to the historical roots and systematic development of theory of knowledge. It is not intended to compete but to supplement the already existing literature. It aims at giving both beginners and more advanced students as well as professionals in epistemology and other areas of philosophy an overview of the central problems and solutions of epistemology. The essays are self-contained and stil often rather extensive discussions of the chosen aspects of knowledge. The contributions presuppose very little familiarity with previous literature and only a few of them require the mastery of even elementary logical notation. This, we hope, makes the volume also accessible to the philosophically interested wider audience. The contributors were asked to provide substantial, up-to-date, self-contained and balanced surveys of the various subareas and more specific topics of epistemology, with reference to literature.
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The Friend

A Religious and Literary Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Society of Friends

Page: N.A

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Modern Epistemology

A New Introduction

Author: Nicholas Everitt,Alec Fisher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780070212145

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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This text offers an account of how philosophers in the 20th century have challenged the ideas of the modern philosophers of the 17th century on fundamental questions in epistemology. Featuring examples, self-study questions and further readings, the text introduces and critically defines logical analysis, foundationalism and coherentism.
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Law on the Electronic Frontier

Author: Ian J. Lloyd,Moira Simpson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 107

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This is an issue of our quarterly journal Hume Papers on Public Policy - the journal of the David Hume Institute.
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