Information and the nature of reality: From physics to metaphysics

Paul Davies, Niels Henrik Gregersen

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Abstract

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 an historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and its philosophical, theological and ethical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages382
Volume9780521762250
ISBN (Electronic)9780511778759
ISBN (Print)9780521762250
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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