Logic and Information

[New Entry by Maricarmen Martinez and Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson on February 3, 2014.] The explicit inclusion of the notion of information as object of logical study is a rather recent development,
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[New Entry by Maricarmen Martinez and Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson on February 3, 2014.] The explicit inclusion of the notion of information as object of logical study is a rather recent development, when one compares with notions such as proof, truth, consequence, or algorithm, which are also central to logical practice. It was by the beginning of the present century that a sizable body of existing technical and philosophical work (with precursors that can be traced back to the 1930s) coalesced into the new emerging fields of logic and philosophy of information. This entry is mainly about the logic. It surveys major...

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