MIT Press (1981)

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Fred Dretske
Last affiliation: Duke University
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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 for conceptual utilization by cognitive mechanisms. The final chapters attempt to develop a theory of meaning by viewing meaning as a certain kind of information-carrying role.
Keywords Knowledge, Theory of  Information theory
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Reprint years 1999
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Call number BD161.D7 1999
ISBN(s) 157586195X   9781575861951   0631133054   0631127658   0262040638
DOI 10.2307/2184492
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