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Friday, September 01, 2017

Dr. Kofi Kissi Dompere’s two new books on Information-Knowledge System out | GhanaWeb

"Prof. Dompere recently returned from Ghana after attending some major conferences in the country" inform Francis Kwarteng, Columnist. 

Prof. Kofi Kissi Dompere (r), Jean Mensa, Executive Director of IEA and Dr. Ransford Gyampo
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Prior to his departure, he let us in on two major books he was working on, both of which focus on the theory of information, and upon his return, he gave us the good news that both have been successfully published—by Springer Publishing Company.

Dr. Dompere has also been generous enough to share with us his intentions to establish a research institution, a medium through which he hopes to advance his theories—scientific, mathematical, economic, political, and philosophical ideas, among others. Nkrumah’s pragmatic and innovative ideas will feature prominently in this noble undertaking.

Being a globally-acknowledged influential thinker and author of scientific works within the American academy as well as the international scientific community, and having an impeccable stockpile of experience with American, African, and international institutions, and the Organization of American States (OAS), and with intellectuals, academics and researchers from around the world, Dr. Dompere hopes his ideational pragmatism will neutralize the entrenched doctrinaire conservatism and paucity of ideas we see in Ghana and Africa today. He wants to revolutionize our way of thinking...

Now back to the books: 1) “The Theory of Info-Dynamics: Rational Foundations of Information-Knowledge Dynamics” (ISBN 978-3-319-63853-9)

The Theory of Info-Dynamics:
Rational Foundations of Information-Knowledge
Dynamics (Studies in Systems, Decision and Control)
“This book focuses on the development of a theory of info-dynamics—to support the theory of info-statics in the general theory of information. It establishes the rational foundations of information dynamics, and how these foundations relate to the general socio-natural dynamics, from the primary to the derived categories in the universal existence and from the potential to the actual in the ontological space.

“It also shows how these foundations relate to the general socio-natural dynamics from the potential to the possible—to give rise to the possibility space with possibilistic thinking; from the possible to the probable—to give rise to possibility space with probabilistic thinking; and from the probable to the actual—to give rise to the space of knowledge with paradigms of thought in the epistemological space…

2) “The Theory of Info-Statics: Conceptual Foundations of Information and Knowledge” (ISBN 978-3-319-61639-1).

The Theory of Info-Statics:
Conceptual Foundations of Information and Knowledge
(Studies in Systems, Decision and Control)
“This book discusses the development of a theory of info-statics as a sub-theory of the general theory of information. It describes the factors required to establish a definition of the concept of information that fixes the applicable boundaries of the phenomenon of information, its linguistic structure and scientific applications.

“The book establishes the definitional foundations of information and how the concepts of uncertainty, data, fact, evidence and evidential things are sequential derivatives of information as the primary category, which is a property of matter and energy.

“The sub-definitions are extended to include the concepts of possibility, probability, expectation, anticipation, surprise, discounting, forecasting, prediction and the nature of past-present-future information structures. It shows that the factors required to define the concept of information are those that allow differences and similarities to be established among universal objects over the ontological and epistemological spaces in terms of varieties and identities.

He is widely known for the rigor of his mathematical formulations and modeling of complex qualitative problem. For instance, Prof. Dompere’s contributions to fuzzy logic, fuzzy mathematics, and fuzzy theory as they relate to academic economics and the practice of political economy have widely been acknowledged by academic economists, mathematicians, institutions, and Springer Publishing, one of his major publishers which also happens to be one of the world’s largest carriers of scientific titles and journals; as well as of Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd, and so on.

More than 3000 libraries carry Prof. Dompere’s academic works around the world (see WorldCat for Prof. Dompere’s scholarly works; WorldCat houses tens of thousands of libraries in at 160 countries; it is also “the world largest and most comprehensive catalogue of library resources from around the world.” (See for additional information! also has them).

Also, Prof. Dompere’s high-profile academic standing in the American Academy, notwithstanding all the above, is exemplified by his respected membership in a number of prominent institutions: The American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific organization; the New York Academy of Sciences; the Econometric Society, an international society of academic economists; the Golden Key National Honor Society; the American Economic Association (AEA); the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA); and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)...
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Source: GhanaWeb