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Keith Devlin
Section: Logic
Level: Introductory
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An introductory, comparative account of three mathematical approaches to information: the classical quantitative theory of Claude Shannon, developed in the 1940s and 50s, a quantitative-based, qualitative theory developed by Fred Dretske in the 1970s, and a qualitative theory introduced by Jon Barwise and John Perry in the early 1980s and pursued by Barwise, Israel, Devlin, Seligman and others in the 1990s.

- Lecture 1: Shannon's Information Theory
- Lecture 2: Dretske's Theory of Information
- Lecture 3: Introduction to Situation Theory
- Lecture 4: Introduction to Channel Theory
- Lecture 5: Applications of Situation Theory

Keith Devlin

Executive Director

Center for the Study of Language and Information

Stanford University

Ventura Hall

Stanford, CA 94305-4115

USA

devlin@csli.stanford.edu

http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~devlin/