Information and Meaning

An Evolutionary Perspective

  • Tom Stonier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 241-255

About this book


Information and Meaning is the third book in a trilogy exploring the nature of information, intelligence and meaning. It begins by providing an overview of the first two works of the trilogy, then goes on to consider the meaning of meaning. This explorat ion leads to a theory of how the brain works. This book differs from others in the field, in that it is written from the perspective of a theoretical biologist looking at the evolution of information systems as a basis for studying the phenomena of information, intelligence and meaning. It describes how neurons create a brain which understands information inputs and then is able to operate on such information.


Evolution Information Shannon Symbol Virtual Reality collective intelligence communication consciousness entropy genetics knowledge neural network

Authors and affiliations

  • Tom Stonier
    • 1
  1. 1.Great BarringtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76139-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0977-8
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