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[Revised entry by Pieter Adriaans on December 14, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Philosophy of Information deals with the philosophical analysis of the notion of information both from a historical and a systematic perspective. With the emergence of the empiricist theory of knowledge in early modern philosophy, the development of various mathematical theories of information in the twentieth century and the rise of information technology, the concept of "information" has conquered a central place in the sciences and in society. This interest also led to the emergence of a separate branch of philosophy...

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