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Dynamics of Large Structures and Inverse Problems

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Civil Engineering Structures According to the Eurocodes

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Swelling Concrete in Dams and Hydraulic Structures

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Earthquake Occurrence

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The Chemostat

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From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 2

Knowledge, Traceability and Decision

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First Hitting Time Regression Models

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The Innovative Company

An Ill-defined Object

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Reading and Writing Knowledge in Scientific Communities

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Going Past Limits To Growth

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Information and the World Stage

From Philosophy to Science, the World of Forms and Communications

Bernard Dugué, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

ISBN: 9781786301383

Publication Date: August 2017   Hardback   182 pp.

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Modern science is at a tipping point. A new page in the history of knowledge opens with the “information paradigm”, a notion which is gradually supplanting the old mechanistic vision inherited from Galileo and Newton.
The author presents an overview of the place of information and communications in our time, explaining some reasons for focusing on these two notions. All areas of knowledge are concerned: philosophy, social sciences, biology, medicine, as well as physics, the so-called “queen of sciences”, from quantum to cosmos.
Quantum dynamics is particularly decisive for thinking about the phenomena of matter while offering a lever to understand the functioning of elementary information in nature. The central scientific thesis of this essay is then developed: physics has two components, concerning “communications” and “arrangements”.
This book is intended for scientific scholars as well as those with just a general interest who are anxious to understand the major evolutions that are taking shape in fields of knowledge in the 21st Century.


1. A Presentation of the Paradigm of Information in the 21st Century.
2. Communication Influences the “Mechanisms” of the Living World and Society.
3. Form, Information and Content.
4. Mass, Charge, Gravity and Rays: Distinguishing Between the Two Kinds of Universal Physics.
5. From Objects to Fields, Reinterpreted Contemporary Physics and the Path Toward Quantum Gravity.
6. Physics in the 21st Century in Relation to Information and Arrangements.

About the Authors

Bernard Dugué is a writer-researcher and an engineer of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France. He holds PhDs in pharmacology and philosophy, and his research interests include a range of different subjects covering physics, life sciences, evolution, systemics and philosophy.


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