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Information, Mechanism and Meaning.

MacKAY, Donald M.:

Editorial: Cambridge & London: MIT Press, 1969., 1969
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First Edition. viii, 1 leaf, 196 pp. Original cloth. Very light yellow highlighting on pp. 1-3, 6, else Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. "It is clear that a unified information theory has to be able to contain all the statements of existing information theories. Most of the surprisingly extensive body of work on this subject can be roughly divided into two seemingly irreconcilable types of information theories, the functional-cybernetic and the structural-attributive . In these [structural-attributive information] theories, information is understood as structure, diversity, order, etc. They evolved from thought experiments conducted by Leo Szilard, Norbert Wiener and L. Brillouin, and were given their first definite form in Donald M. MacKay’s 'Information, Mechanism and Meaning.' The model underlying his book says that each animate or inanimate individual has an inner structure, the diversity of which constitutes the individual’s information content" (Federico Flückiger, "Towards a Unified Concept of Information: Presentation of a New Approach"; please ask for source). "Bringing meaning back into information theory in a viable way will require considerable conceptual backtracking to the historical point where Donald MacKay's information-cum-meaning approach was introduced in the late '60's, in his book, Information, Mechanism and Meaning. At that time his views were rejected as 'not leading in any fruitful direction'. If he and Gregory Bateson had met at the Josiah Macy Conferences on cybernetics, a whole different future for meaningful information might have taken place. Unfortunately they just missed each other" (Joel E Henkel, Karl Jaspers Forum; please ask for source). N° de ref. de la librería 12782

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Título: Information, Mechanism and Meaning.

Editorial: Cambridge & London: MIT Press, 1969.

Año de publicación: 1969

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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