The Philosophy of Information

Paperback | January 4, 2013

byLuciano Floridi

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Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information. PI is the philosophical field concerned with (1) the critical investigation of the conceptual nature and basic principles of information, including its dynamics, utilisation, and sciences, and (2) theelaboration and application of information-theoretic and computational methodologies to philosophical problems. This book lays down, for the first time, the conceptual foundations for this new area of research. It does so systematically, by pursuing three goals. Its metatheoretical goal is todescribe what the philosophy of information is, its problems, approaches, and methods. Its introductory goal is to help the reader to gain a better grasp of the complex and multifarious nature of the various concepts and phenomena related to information. Its analytic goal is to answer several keytheoretical questions of great philosophical interest, arising from the investigation of semantic information.

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Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information. PI is the philosophical field concerned with (1) the critical investigation of the conceptual nature and basic principles of information, including its dynamics, utilisation, and sciences, and (2) theelaboration and application of information-th...

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire - where he holds the Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics - and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, where he is the founder and director of the IEG, Oxford University interdepartment...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199232393

ISBN - 13:9780199232390

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Preface1. What is the Philosophy of Information?2. Open Problems in the Philosophy of Information3. The Method of Levels of Abstraction4. Semantic Information and the Veridicality Thesis5. Outline of a Theory of Strongly Semantic Information6. The Symbol Grounding Problem7. Action-Based Semantics8. Semantic Information and the Correctness Theory of Truth9. The Logical Unsolvability of the Gettier Problem10. The Logic of Being Informed11. Understanding Epistemic Relevance12. Semantic Information and the Network Theory of Account13. Consciousness, Agents and the Knowledge Game14. Against Digital Ontology15. A Defence of Informational Structural RealismReferences

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