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Holding On to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Albert Borgmann


This book is a history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture to the current Internet mania and is attendant assets and liabilities. Drawing on the history of ideas, the details of information technology, and the boundaries of the human condition, the book illuminates the relationship between things and signs, between reality and information.

Keywords: information, natural world, cultural transformation, Internet mania, history of ideas, human condition, information technology, reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780226066257
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226066226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Albert Borgmann, author