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Natural Science Inspirations

Philip Mirowski and Edward Nik-Khah

in The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190270056
eISBN:
9780190270087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270056.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The main impetus to the formalization of information came from the natural sciences, with the premier example being Shannon information theory. We briefly describe it, and link it to the sciences of ... More


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