Concepts Of Information: Comparative Axiomatics


Israel, D. (1989). Concepts of information: Comparative axiomatics. In Philosophical logic and artificial intelligence (pp. 35-72). Springer, Dordrecht.


There is much talk about this being the Age of Information and about a Post-Industrial Revolution centered on information processing.  But what exactly is information? Jon Barwise has drawn a potentially unflattering analogy between the Bronze Age and the Information Age.  People in the Bronze Age were quite expert at working with bronze, but it was a long time after the end of the Bronze Age that scientists were able to determine the true nature of bronze.

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