An Attempt To Develop A Theory Of Knowledge And Philosophy Of Mind Using Ideas Derived From The Mathematical Theory Of Communication Developed By Claude Shannon Information Is Seen As An Objective Commodity Defined By The Dependency Relations Between Distinct Events Knowledge Is Then Analyzed As Information Caused Belief Perception Is The Delivery Of Information Caused Belief Perception Is The Delivery Of Information In Analog Form Experience For Conceptual Utilization By Cognitive Mechanisms The Final Chapters Attempt To Develop A Theory Of Meaning Or Belief Content By Viewing Meaning As A Certain Kind Of Information Carrying Role
Frederick Irwin Dretske is a philosopher noted for his contributions to epistemology and the philosophy of mind Recent work centers on conscious experience and self knowledge He was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize in 1994 Dretske received his Ph.D from The University of Minnesota and taught for a number of years at the University of Wisconsin Madison before moving to Stanford University After retiring from Stanford, he moved to Duke University where he is now research professor of Philosophy.Dretske holds externalist views about the mind, and thus he tries in various writings to show that by means of mere introspection one actually learns about his own mind less than might be expected.
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- Knowledge and the Flow of Information
- Fred I. Dretske
- 16 June 2018 Fred I. Dretske