The Logic of Distributed Systems
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Information Flow by Jon Barwise
Book DescriptionInformation is a central topic in computer science, cognitive science and philosophy. In spite of its importance in the 'information age', there is no consensus on what information is, what makes it possible, and what it means for one medium to carry information about another. Drawing on ideas from mathematics, computer science and philosophy, this book addresses the definition and place of information in society. The authors, observing that information flow is possible only within a connected distribution system, provide a mathematically rigorous, philosophically sound foundation for a science of information. They illustrate their theory by applying it to a wide range of phenomena, from file transfer to DNA, from quantum mechanics to speech act theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521070997
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jon Barwise
Information Flow, Hardback (July 1997)
Presents a mathematically rigorous, philosophically sound foundation for a science of information.
Logical Reasoning with Diagrams, Hardback (February 1996)View all books by Jon Barwise
A research monograph, this book addresses the logical aspects of the visualization of information with papers specially commissioned for this book. The authors explore the logical properties of diagrams, charts, maps, and the like, and their use in problem solving and in teaching basic reasoning skills.
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