Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Paul Davies, Niels Henrik Gregersen
Cambridge University Press, Sep 23, 2010 - Science
5 Reviews
Many scientists regard mass and energy as the primary currency of nature. In recent years, however, the concept of information has gained importance. Why? In this book, eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart various aspects of information, from quantum information to biological and digital information, in order to understand how nature works. Beginning with an historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and its philosophical, theological and ethical implications.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics

User Review  - Eman - Goodreads

I've been looking for an easy to read introduction to information science in relation to philosophy and origins of the universe and of life. In this book, I found some of the articles illuminating and ... Read full review

Review: Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics

User Review  - Rama - Goodreads

Is our universe pre-ordained with information? In terms of classical physics, the physical reality may be defined as matter and energy behaving according to the laws of physics in classical spacetime ... Read full review


1 Introduction does information matter?
Part I History
Part II Physics
Part III Biology
11 Care on Earth generating informed concern
Part IV Philosophy and Theology

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Paul Davies is Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and Co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. He is a passionate science communicator, and has won several awards for his work, including the 2002 Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society for promoting science to the public.

Niels Henrik Gregersen is Professor of Systematic Theology and Co-Director of the Centre of Naturalism and Christian Semantics, both at the University of Copenhagen. He has won several international research awards, including one from the John Templeton Foundation for work on the constructive interface between science and religion.

Bibliographic information