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Theoretical Information Studies cover

 

This is the first attempt to delineate the synthetic field of the theoretical study of information, treating information as the basic phenomenon on the fundamental level of the world, encompassing nature, technology, individuals and society. The exploration of information is done within Info-computational approaches, to natural and social phenomena such as Bioinformatics, Information Physics, Informational Chemistry, Computational Physics, Cognitive and Social sciences, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary, crossdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge.

The book presents results of collaboration across research fields within info-computational and info-structural frameworks, in attempt to better theoretically and conceptually capture the phenomenon of information and its dynamics (such as computation and communication), as they appear on different levels of organization, on different scales and in different contexts.

 

Sample Chapter(s)
Introduction

 

Contents:

  • Introduction (Mark Burgin and Gordana Dodig-Crnković)
  • Foundations of Information:
    • A Multiscale Taxonomy of Information in the World (Mark Burgin and Gordana Dodig-Crnković)
    • Regeneration of Information as Forced Expansion (Meir Buzaglo)
    • Why is Entropy not Enough? – Good Emerges from the Relaxation between Order and Disorder (Wu Kun and Wang Jian)
    • Qualitative Stance, Effective Procedures and Common Sense Computation (Gianmarco Tuccini, Roberta Lanfredini, and Luca Baronti)
    • A Theory of Semantic Information in the Context of its Ecology (Yixin Zhong and Gordana Dodig-Crnković)
  • Information as a Natural Phenomenon:
    • The "No Information at a Distance" Principle and Local Mathematics: Some Effects on Physics and Geometry (Paul Benioff)
    • The Structure of the World, Unity of Nature and the Problem of Time (Rafael Capurro and Mark Burgin)
    • The Debt of Natural Science: An Interview with Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (Rafael Capurro)
    • The Molecular Linguistics of DNA: Letters, Words, Sentences, Texts, and their Meanings (Sungchul Ji)
    • The Biology of Information (Robert K Logan)
    • Towards a New Information Thinking — Biologically Inspired (Jorge Navarro and Pedro C Marijuán)
    • Studies on Molecular Signaling Network Devices (Walter Riofrío)
    • Evolution of Genetic Information without Error Replication (Guenther Witzany)
  • Cognition and Intelligence in Natural and Artificial Systems:
    • Information Processing by Structural Machines (Mark Burgin)
    • Consciousness and Information — Before or After the Event (Ron Cottam and Roger Vounckx)
    • Convergence of Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (Rao Mikkilineni)
  • Social, Cultural, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Information:
    • A Comparative Analysis of Traditional Western and Chinese Music from the Perspective of Complex Information System Theory (Gengxian Cao and Donghe Li)
    • A Reasonable Model of Complexity for the Legal Domain (Cornelis N J de Vey Mestdagh)
    • Reform and Innovation: The Social Sciences Research in Big Data Times (Ouyang Kang)
    • The Differentia Specifica of Interhuman Communications: Luhmann and the Sociological Reflection of Information Theory (Loet Leydesdorff)
    • Li Erqu's Theory on Epistemology and Gong Fu Ontology (Jun Liu)
    • Law as Information and the Impact of Information Technologies (Ugo Pagallo)
    • Information and Openness (Tomáš Sigmund)

 

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in Information Theory.

 

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FRONT MATTER
  • Pages:i–vii

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_fmatter

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Introduction
  • Pages:ix–xxi

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0001

Part I: Foundations of Information


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Chapter 1: A Multiscale Taxonomy of Information in the World
  • Pages:3–27

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0002

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Chapter 2: Regeneration of Information as Forced Expansion
  • Pages:29–36

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0003

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Chapter 3: Why is Entropy not Enough? — Good Emerges from the Relaxation between Order and Disorder
  • Pages:37–59

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0004

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Chapter 4: Qualitative Stance, Effective Procedures and Common Sense Computation
  • Pages:61–80

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0005

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Chapter 5: A Theory of Semantic Information in the Context of its Ecology
  • Pages:81–112

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0006

Part II: Information as a Natural Phenomenon


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Chapter 6: The “No Information at a Distance” Principle and Local Mathematics: Some Effects on Physics and Geometry
  • Pages:115–137

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Chapter 7: The Structure of the World, Unity of Nature and the Problem of Time
  • Pages:139–176

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Chapter 8: The Debt of Natural Science: An Interview with Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
  • Pages:177–185

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0009

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Chapter 9: The Molecular Linguistics of DNA: Letters, Words, Sentences, Texts, and their Meanings
  • Pages:187–231

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Chapter 10: The Biology of Information
  • Pages:233–250

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0011

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Chapter 11: Towards a New Information Thinking — Biologically Inspired
  • Pages:251–277

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0012

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Chapter 12: Studies on Molecular Signaling Network Devices
  • Pages:279–293

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0013

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Chapter 13: Evolution of Genetic Information without Error Replication
  • Pages:295–320

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0014

Part III: Cognition and Intelligence in Natural and Artificial Systems


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Chapter 14: Information Processing by Structural Machines
  • Pages:323–371

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0015

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Chapter 15: Consciousness and Information: Before or After the Event?
  • Pages:373–390

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Chapter 16: Convergence of Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence
  • Pages:391–415

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0017

Part IV: Social, Cultural, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Information


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Chapter 17: A Comparative Analysis of Traditional Western and Chinese Music from the Perspective of Complex Information System Theory
  • Pages:419–433

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0018

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Chapter 18: A Reasonable Model of Complexity for the Legal Domain
  • Pages:435–450

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0019

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Chapter 19: Reform and Innovation: The Social Sciences Research in Big Data Times
  • Pages:451–456

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0020

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Chapter 20: The Differentia Specifica of Interhuman Communications: Luhmann and the Sociological Reflection of Information Theory
  • Pages:457–469

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0021

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Chapter 21: Li Erqu’s Theory on Epistemology and Gong Fu Ontology
  • Pages:471–475

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0022

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Chapter 22: Law as Information and the Impact of Information Technologies
  • Pages:477–497

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0023

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Chapter 23: Information and Openness
  • Pages:499–511

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813277496_0024

Sample Chapter(s)
Introduction