Chris Meyns

Forthcoming

Publication: London, Routledge

Summary: Volume investigating the history of thought about information in philosophical and scientific traditions.

Keywords: information, history, philosophy, history of science

Information and the History of Philosophy

Information and the History of Philosophy

Information is everywhere around us: from tree rings, to shopping lists and quantified selves. But what exactly is information? How is it acquired, processed, or controlled? How does it shape human lives and societies? This volume offers original studies into the philosophical history of thinking about information, addressing questions regarding its metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and socio-politics. As such, the collection provides the first sustained investigation of the notion of information in the history of philosophy.