Towards a Definition of "Information" in Cybernetics

Russian Studies in Philosophy 2 (4):14-22 (1964)
Discussion of the problems arising in conjunction with the rapid progress of cybernetics demands a philosophical analysis of the basic concepts in the field. This problem cannot yet be considered to have been resolved. As has been emphasized, among others by Academician A. I. Berg , even one of the basic concepts of cybernetics — the concept of information — does not yet have a satisfactory definition. This situation is primarily due to the fact that study of information problems is, in general, of recent origin. And major effort until now has been centered upon the study of the quantitative relationships associated with informational phenomena
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