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Logic and Information

Keith Devlin
Section: Logic
Level: Introductory

Description

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.

Materials

Lecturer

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/