Eric Hayot and Lea Pao
1. Information and Myth
3. Articles of Faith
4. Information Concepts Today
5. Methodical Repair Work
Peter Janich: A Partial Bibliography
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.
"Peter Janich's What is Information? is a philosophical unicorn. This short, punchy text offers civil defense against philosophical catastrophe. It is a one-stop shop for repairing conceptual sloppiness in how we talk about information. Written with a sly wit, it is not only abstract: its extended meditation on various technologies breaks fresh ground in the philosophy and history of media. Janich joins a multi-tongued chorus proclaiming that bad things happen when we let media get away with pretending to be invisible."-John Durham Peters, author of The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media