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The Theory of Info-Dynamics: Rational Foundations of Information-Knowledge Dynamics

  • Kofi K. Dompere

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 114)

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Introduction

This book focuses on the development of a theory of info-dynamics to support the theory of info-statics in the general theory of information. It establishes the rational foundations of information dynamics and how these foundations relate to the general socio-natural dynamics from the primary to the derived categories in the universal existence and from the potential to the actual in the ontological space. It also shows how these foundations relate to the general socio-natural dynamics from the potential to the possible to give rise to the possibility space with possibilistic thinking; from the possible to the probable to give rise to possibility space with probabilistic thinking; and from the probable to the actual to give rise to the space of knowledge with paradigms of thought in the epistemological space. The theory is developed to explain the general dynamics through various transformations in quality-quantity space in relation to the nature of information flows at each variety transformation. The theory explains the past-present-future connectivity of the evolving information structure in a manner that illuminates the transformation problem and its solution in the never-ending information production within matter-energy space under socio-natural technologies to connect the theory of info-statics, which in turn presents explanations to the transformation problem and its solution. The theoretical framework is developed with analytical tools based on the principle of opposites, systems of actual-potential polarities, negative-positive dualities under different time-structures with the use of category theory, fuzzy paradigm of thought and game theory in the fuzzy-stochastic cost-benefit space. The rational foundations are enhanced with categorial analytics.

The value of the theory of info-dynamics is demomstrated in the explanatory and prescriptive structures of the transformations of varieties and categorial varieties at each point of time and over time from parent–offspring sequences. It constitutes a general explanation of dynamics of information-knowledge production through info-processes and info-processors induced by a socio-natural infinite set of technologies in the construction–destruction space.

Keywords

Info-dynamics Information Theory Information-Knowledge Dynamics Information Dynamics Infodynamics Foundations of Information Knowledge

Authors and affiliations

  • Kofi K. Dompere
    • 1
  1. 1.Howard UniversityWashington, DCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63853-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63852-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63853-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4190
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