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Author Dugué, Bernard
Title Information and the World Stage : From Philosophy to Science, the World of Forms and Communications
Imprint Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017
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Note Cover -- Half-Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. A Presentation of the Paradigm of Information in the 21st Century -- 1.1. After technology, the philosophy of information -- 1.1.1. Information, issues and paradigms of the 21st Century -- 1.1.2. Philosophizing means being concerned -- 1.1.3. Technology affects us -- 1.1.4. Information affects us -- 1.1.5. Where can we situate a philosophy of information? -- 1.1.6. The two philosophies, technology and information -- 1.1.7. What is information? -- 1.1.8. Universal thinking -- 1.2. CRISPR-Cas9: from mechanism to information in biology -- 1.2.1. Brief review of a significant scientific discovery -- 1.2.2. From Monod's biology to information biology -- 1.3. Toward a theory of the information act -- 1.3.1. Image act, the power of images -- 1.3.2. Thoughts about Horst Bredekamp's study, the theory of the image act -- 1.3.3. Language and image resonances -- 2. Communication Influences the "Mechanisms" of the Living World and Society -- 2.1. Philosophical approach to cancer through information and immunity -- 2.1.1. A note on a potential dead end in the research on cancer -- 2.1.2. An alternative hypothesis: Darwinian carcinogenesis -- 2.1.3. Leaving the current paradigm behind -- 2.2. Fanaticism and fantasies, a "pathology" of information and its interpretation -- 2.3. Scientific communication and modernism in contemporary societies [HAB 90] -- 2.3.1. Distinguishing between technological and mediated activity through social norms and subjects -- 2.3.2. Destructuring the subject and semantic mediations -- 2.3.3. Scientific contamination of ideology and depoliticization of society -- 3. Form, Information and Content -- 3.1. Form and content, an old story that still affects our existences -- 3.2. Ontology of form and content
3.3. Brief remarks about a type of philosophical and scientific research -- 3.3.1. Structure and order of Content: logic and/or structure of form -- 3.4. Ontology of form and Content, ending the issue of machines before machines end us -- 3.5. The ontological difference and the path toward Being -- 3.6. The three colors of Being and modernist perdition -- 3.7. Brief notes on the oblivion of Content as ontological difference revealed by decline -- 4. Mass, Charge, Gravity and Rays: Distinguishing Between the Two Kinds of Universal Physics -- 4.1. Masses, arrangement and mechanics -- 4.2. Electric charge, spin and dynamics of information -- 4.3. Light-like and time-like geodesics in relativistic cosmology -- 4.4. Overview of the dynamics of arrangement and information -- 4.5. Einstein and the question of the field in physics -- 4.6. The cosmological alternative in the 21st Century -- 4.6.1. Provisional conclusion: what kind of physics for the 21st Century? -- 5. From Objects to Fields, Reinterpreted Contemporary Physics and the Path Toward Quantum Gravity -- 5.1. Fields, arrangements, communications -- 5.1.1. Cosmology of communications -- 5.1.2. Cosmology of arrangements -- 5.2. Einstein's treatment of the hole argument -- 5.3. Quantum gravity, the greatest scientific challenge of the 21st Century -- 5.3.1. From gravitation to entanglement -- 5.3.2. Quantum gravity elaborated as physics of information -- 5.3.3. A digression about the Microscope mission and the notion of gravity-quantum geodesic -- 5.3.4. Quantum gravity, a way of conceiving matter, and the Logos of the universe -- 5.4. Do gauges reveal the secrets of the universe? -- 5.5. The universe as stage and theater of animated objects -- 5.5.1. Overview, the actors and the stage -- 5.6. Rethinking matter: a summary first glance
5.7. A second summary view of a universal type of physics: mass, charge, spin, photon -- 6. Physics in the 21st Century in Relation to Information and Arrangements -- 6.1. Action and information, digressions about philosophy and contemporary physics -- 6.2. Seeing, perceiving, receiving: Leibniz and Newton -- 6.3. Postmodern philosophy of nature and the meaning of existence -- 6.4. A universal outline, from quanta to the cosmos, information and arrangement -- 6.4.1. The origin of the two kinds of physics -- 6.4.2. The two cornerstones of physics in relation to communication and arrangement -- 6.5. Time and stage: from quanta to the universe -- 6.5.1. Aristotle, Newton and Einstein -- 6.5.2. Relativity, of course, but so many mysteries! -- 6.5.3. Time and stage -- 6.6. Information, memory and order -- 6.6.1. Dialectical relationships between information and arrangement in the universe and the living world -- 6.6.2. Two kinds of memory, action and perception -- 6.6.3. Arrangement, perception and information in nature -- 6.7. Some connections between science and the metaphysics of philosophers -- 6.8. A new paradigm, information in communication, arrangement and transformation -- 6.8.1. To enter the age of information -- 6.9. Overview: from quanta to the gravity-quantum apparatus and the universal stage -- Conclusion: Logos, Communication, and Communion -- Postface: A Step Towards Understanding Emergences and Morphogenetic Processes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Other titles from iSTE in Science, Society and New Technologies -- EULA
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