In this wholly
original addition to the quest to understand information, German philosopher
Peter Janich argues that our understanding of information is based in the much
broader history of scientific naturalism. His novel critique of this widespread
dogma grounds science in human life practices and wrestles with the very
fundamentals of the scientific way of understanding reality.
Peter Janich (1942-2016) was a German philosopher of science and the author of some thirty books and more than two hundred articles. His work has been translated into Italian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and English. Eric Hayot is distinguished professor of comparative literature and Asian studies at Pennsylvania State University and the author of four books, most recently The Elements of Academic Style. Lea Pao is assistant professor of German studies at Stanford University.