Information and Misinformation: An Investigation of the Notions of Information, Misinformation, Informing, and Misinforming

Information and Misinformation: An Investigation of the Notions of Information, Misinformation, Informing, and Misinforming

Information and Misinformation: An Investigation of the Notions of Information, Misinformation, Informing, and Misinforming

Information and Misinformation: An Investigation of the Notions of Information, Misinformation, Informing, and Misinforming

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Fox addresses the question of exactly what is information by developing notions of information, misinformation, and misinforming to serve as a part of the foundation of the rapidly expanding field of information science. He turns to the processes of informing and deduces that these processes are merely variations of telling. He distinguishes between telling and informing and their relationship to truth by discussing their connection in terms of linguistic theories of factive terms. His study represents a significant departure from previous studies that attempt to explain information in terms of probability of the occurrence of events. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach that will make it interesting reading for scholars in computer science, librarianship, philosophy, and information science." Journal of Academic Librarianship
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