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- Author(s)Nimrod Bar-Am
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication09/02/2016
- Series TitleSpringerBriefs in Philosophy
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Notebiography
- Weight508 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Table Of ContentsPART I: GETTING ACQUAINTED.- Chapter 1: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going to?.- Chapter 2: Who are you? What are you here for? And can I help you achieve your goals?.- Chapter 3: Appendix from the classroom: towards a useful introduction to communication.- Chapter 4: 'What is' questions in general, and 'What is communication?' in particular.- PART II: TOWARDS A PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNICATION.- Chapter 5: Emergence and reduction.- Chapter 6: The central problem of communication studies.- Chapter 7: Can there be a consistent reductive account of communication?.- Chapter 8: Descartes' slip: a short appendix on the infinite theoretical complexity of simple objects.- Chapter 9: Meaning, context, and the limits of the reductive theory of meaning (extensionalism).- Chapter 10: Meaning and context again: on what students of communication can learn from Claude Shannon's mathematical theory of communication.- Chapter 11: On the study of goals: Cybernetics vs. Reductionism.- PART III: HOW TO STUDY COMMUNICATION.- Chapter 12: The central problem of Communication again: why a complete theory of communication is impossible, and what can we do instead.- Chapter 13: Communication and Biology.- Chapter 14: Communication and Linguistics.- Chapter 15: Communication and the Social Sciences.- Chapter 16: Communication and Technology.- Chapter 17: Questions regarding our future.
- Author BiographyNimrod Bar-Am is a philosopher of Science, Methodology and Communication. He is a Senior lecturer and head of the Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication unit at the Communication Department of Sapir College, Israel. He is the author of Extensionalism the Revolution in Logic (Springer 2008) and of various articles and peer-reviewed publications, most recent of which is Systems Heuristics and Digital Culture with Raphael Sassower, in: Traditions of Systems Theory: Major Figures and Developments (Routledge 2013). His research focuses on Philosophy of Communication and on Scientific Methodology.
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