Posted in Books: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Information and the Nature of Reality – From Physics to Metaphysics, Edited by: Paul Davies, Niels Henrik Gregersen
Many scientists regard mass and energy as the primary currency of nature. In recent years, however, the concept of information has gained importance. Why? In this book, eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart various aspects of information, from quantum information to biological and digital information, in order to understand how nature works. Beginning with a historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and its philosophical, theological and ethical implications.
- Introduces concepts of essential importance for all those interested in the philosophical implications of the information revolution
- Charts various aspects of information, from historical investigations to contemporary ideas, to understand how nature works
- An engaging collection of essays by noteworthy scientists, philosophers and theologians