IS 590TH Theories of Information

This seminar takes up the question "What is information?" and explores a theory of information that is based on a combination of insights from philosophical logic (e.g. Frege and Church) and social pragmatics (e.g. Grice and Searle), and on elements adapted from the model for bibliographic entities developed by the International Federation of Library Associations: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2019

    • IS590TH
      Tue, 9:30 am - 11:45 am
      Room 109
      Instructor approval needed, email Open to graduate students campus-wide. Although there are no specific prerequisites some elementary familiarity with conceptual modeling languages (such as ER or UML) and elementary symbolic logic is recommended.
      Allen Renear
      16 weeks
      Credit hours

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).