Special Issue "Feature Papers-2013"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2013).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mark Burgin
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Department of Mathematics, UCLA, Box 951555, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555, USA
Interests: information theory; communication theory and technology; algorithmic information; information science; theory of knowledge; information processing systems and technology; theory of algorithms, automata and computation; complexity; knowledge management; theory of technology; cognition and epistemology; software engineering; schema theory
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Keywords

  • information theory
  • communication theory and technology
  • algorithmic information
  • information science
  • theory of knowledge
  • information processing systems and technology
  • theory of algorithms, automata and computation
  • complexity
  • knowledge management
  • theory of technology
  • cognition and epistemology
  • software engineering
  • schema theory

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
Information: A Personal Synthesis
Information 2014, 5(1), 134-170; https://doi.org/10.3390/info5010134 - 20 Feb 2014
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This article is an attempt to capture, in a reasonable space, some of the major developments and currents of thought in information theory and the relations between them. I have particularly tried to include changes in the views of key authors in the [...] Read more.
This article is an attempt to capture, in a reasonable space, some of the major developments and currents of thought in information theory and the relations between them. I have particularly tried to include changes in the views of key authors in the field. The domains addressed range from mathematical-categorial, philosophical and computational approaches to systems, causal-compositional, biological and religious approaches and messaging theory. I have related key concepts in each domain to my non-standard extension of logic to real processes that I call Logic in Reality (LIR). The result is not another attempt at a General Theory of Information such as that of Burgin, or a Unified Theory of Information like that of Hofkirchner. It is not a compendium of papers presented at a conference, more or less unified around a particular theme. It is rather a highly personal, limited synthesis which nonetheless may facilitate comparison of insights, including contradictory ones, from different lines of inquiry. As such, it may be an example of the concept proposed by Marijuan, still little developed, of the recombination of knowledge. Like the best of the work to which it refers, the finality of this synthesis is the possible contribution that an improved understanding of the nature and dynamics of information may make to the ethical development of the information society. Full article
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