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Studies in Systems, Decision and Control

The Theory of Info-Statics: Conceptual Foundations of Information and Knowledge

Authors: Dompere, Kofi Kissi

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  • Develops a theory of info-statics as a sub-theory of the general theory of information 
  • Presents the factors required to establish a definition of the concept of information that fixes the applicable boundaries of the phenomenon of information, its linguistic structure, and scientific application 
  • Establishes the definitional foundations of information and how the concepts of uncertainty, data, fact, evidence, and evidential things are sequential derivatives of information as the primary category, which is a property of matter and energy
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This book discusses the development of a theory of info-statics as a sub-theory of the general theory of information. It describes the factors required to establish a definition of the concept of information that fixes the applicable boundaries of the phenomenon of information, its linguistic structure and scientific applications. The book establishes the definitional foundations of information and how the concepts of uncertainty, data, fact, evidence and evidential things are sequential derivatives of information as the primary category, which is a property of matter and energy. The sub-definitions are extended to include the concepts of possibility, probability, expectation, anticipation, surprise, discounting, forecasting, prediction and the nature of past-present-future information structures. It shows that the factors required to define the concept of information are those that allow differences and similarities to be established among universal objects over the ontological and epistemological spaces in terms of varieties and identities. These factors are characteristic and signal dispositions on the basis of which general definitional foundations are developed to construct the general information definition (GID). The book then demonstrates that this definition is applicable to all types of information over the ontological and epistemological spaces. It also defines the concepts of uncertainty, data, fact, evidence and knowledge based on the GID. Lastly, it uses set-theoretic analytics to enhance the definitional foundations, and shows the value of the theory of info-statics to establish varieties and categorial varieties at every point of time and thus initializes the construct of the theory of info-dynamics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • The Theory of Information and Knowing: Ontology Epistemology Reality

    Pages 1-23

    Dompere, Kofi K.

  • The Non-standard Approach to the Theory of Information: Reflections on Definition and Measurement of Information

    Pages 25-41

    Dompere, Kofi K.

  • The Theory of Info-Statics: An Epistemic Unity in Defining Information from Matter and Energy

    Pages 43-68

    Dompere, Kofi K.

  • From the Ontological General Information Definition (OGID) To the Epistemological General Information Definition (EGID)

    Pages 69-99

    Dompere, Kofi K.

  • Information, Varieties, Categories, Ordering, and Socio-natural Transmissions Over the Ontological and Epistemological Spaces

    Pages 101-134

    Dompere, Kofi K.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theory of Info-Statics: Conceptual Foundations of Information and Knowledge
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
Series Volume
112
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61639-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61639-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61638-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87125-7
Series ISSN
2198-4182
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 197
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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