The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN 10: 1317633482
ISBN 13: 9781317633488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information Book Review:

Information and communication technology occupies a central place in the modern world, with society becoming increasingly dependent on it every day. It is therefore unsurprising that it has become a growing subject area in contemporary philosophy, which relies heavily on informational concepts. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information is an outstanding reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into four parts: basic ideas quantitative and formal aspects natural and physical aspects human and semantic aspects. Within these sections central issues are examined, including probability, the logic of information, informational metaphysics, the philosophy of data and evidence, and the epistemic value of information. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, computer science and communication studies.

The Philosophy of Information

The Philosophy of Information
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 0191655643
ISBN 13: 9780191655647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Information Book Review:

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) the elaboration 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 to describe 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 key theoretical questions of great philosophical interest, arising from the investigation of semantic information.

Philosophy of Information

Philosophy of Information
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2008-11-10
ISBN 10: 9780080930848
ISBN 13: 0080930840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Information Book Review:

Information is a recognized fundamental notion across the sciences and humanities, which is crucial to understanding physical computation, communication, and human cognition. The Philosophy of Information brings together the most important perspectives on information. It includes major technical approaches, while also setting out the historical backgrounds of information as well as its contemporary role in many academic fields. Also, special unifying topics are high-lighted that play across many fields, while we also aim at identifying relevant themes for philosophical reflection. There is no established area yet of Philosophy of Information, and this Handbook can help shape one, making sure it is well grounded in scientific expertise. As a side benefit, a book like this can facilitate contacts and collaboration among diverse academic milieus sharing a common interest in information. • First overview of the formal and technical issues involved in the philosophy of information • Integrated presentation of major mathematical approaches to information, form computer science, information theory, and logic • Interdisciplinary themes across the traditional boundaries of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The Logic of Information

The Logic of Information
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN 10: 0192570277
ISBN 13: 9780192570277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Logic of Information Book Review:

Luciano Floridi presents an innovative approach to philosophy, conceived as conceptual design. He explores how we make, transform, refine, and improve the objects of our knowledge. His starting point is that reality provides the data, to be understood as constraining affordances, and we transform them into information, like semantic engines. Such transformation or repurposing is not equivalent to portraying, or picturing, or photographing, or photocopying anything. It is more like cooking: the dish does not represent the ingredients, it uses them to make something else out of them, yet the reality of the dish and its properties hugely depend on the reality and the properties of the ingredients. Models are not representations understood as pictures, but interpretations understood as data elaborations, of systems. Thus, Luciano Floridi articulates and defends the thesis that knowledge is design and philosophy is the ultimate form of conceptual design. Although entirely independent of Floridi's previous books, The Philosophy of Information (OUP 2011) and The Ethics of Information (OUP 2013), The Logic of Information both complements the existing volumes and presents new work on the foundations of the philosophy of information.

The Philosophy of Information

The Philosophy of Information
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 0191655643
ISBN 13: 9780191655647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Information Book Review:

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) the elaboration 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 to describe 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 key theoretical questions of great philosophical interest, arising from the investigation of semantic information.

The Philosophy of Information Quality

The Philosophy of Information Quality
Author: Luciano Floridi,Phyllis Illari
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 3319071211
ISBN 13: 9783319071213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Information Quality Book Review:

This work fulfills the need for a conceptual and technical framework to improve understanding of Information Quality (IQ) and Information Quality standards. The meaning and practical implementation of IQ are addressed, as it is relevant to any field where there is a need to handle data and issues such as accessibility, accuracy, completeness, currency, integrity, reliability, timeliness, usability, the role of metrics and so forth are all a part of Information Quality. In order to support the cross-fertilization of theory and practice, the latest research is presented in this book. The perspectives of experts from beyond the origins of IQ in computer science are included: library and information science practitioners and academics, philosophers of information, of engineering and technology, and of science are all contributors to this volume. The chapters in this volume are based on the work of a collaborative research project involving the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Google and led by Professor Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford. This work will be of interest to anyone handling data, including those from commercial, public, governmental and academic organizations. The expert editors’ contributions introduce issues of interest to scientists, database curators and philosophers, even though the issues may be disguised in the language and examples common to a different discipline.

Philosophy of Computing and Information

Philosophy of Computing and Information
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: Vince Incorporated Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9788792130099
ISBN 13: 8792130097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Computing and Information Book Review:

Computing and information, and their philosophy in the broad sense, play a most important scientific, technological and conceptual role in our world. This book collects together, for the first time, the views and experiences of some of the visionary pioneers and most influential thinkers in such a fundamental area of our intellectual development. This is yet another gem in the 5 Questions Series by Automatic Press / VIP

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470756764
ISBN 13: 9780470756768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information Book Review:

This Guide provides an ambitious state-of-the-art survey of the fundamental themes, problems, arguments and theories constituting the philosophy of computing. A complete guide to the philosophy of computing and information. Comprises 26 newly-written chapters by leading international experts. Provides a complete, critical introduction to the field. Each chapter combines careful scholarship with an engaging writing style. Includes an exhaustive glossary of technical terms. Ideal as a course text, but also of interest to researchers and general readers.

Putting Information First

Putting Information First
Author: Patrick Allo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN 10: 144439682X
ISBN 13: 9781444396829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting Information First Book Review:

Putting Information First focuses on Luciano Floridi’s contributions to the philosophy of information. Respected scholars stimulate the debate on the most distinctive and controversial views he defended, and present the philosophy of information as a specific way of doing philosophy. Contains eight essays by leading scholars, a reply by Luciano Floridi, and an epilogue by Terrell W. Bynum Explains the importance of philosophy of information as a specific way of doing philosophy Focuses directly on the work of Luciano Floridi in the area of philosophy of information, but also connects to contemporary concerns in philosophy more generally Illustrates several debates that arise from core themes in the philosophy of information

Luciano Floridi s Philosophy of Technology

Luciano Floridi   s Philosophy of Technology
Author: Hilmi Demir
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012-06-15
ISBN 10: 9400742924
ISBN 13: 9789400742925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luciano Floridi s Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

Information and communication technologies of the 20th century have had a significant impact on our daily lives. They have brought new opportunities as well as new challenges for human development. The Philosopher: Luciano Floridi claims that these new technologies have led to a revolutionary shift in our understanding of humanity’s nature and its role in the universe. Florodi’s philosophical analysis of new technologies leads to a novel metaphysical framework in which our understanding of the ultimate nature of reality shifts from a materialist one to an informational one. In this world, all entities, be they natural or artificial, are analyzed as informational entities. This book provides critical reflection to this idea, in four different areas: Information Ethics and The Method of Levels of Abstraction The Information Revolution and Alternative Categorizations of Technological Advancements Applications: Education, Internet and Information Science Epistemic and Ontic Aspects of the Philosophy of Information

The Ethics of Information

The Ethics of Information
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2013-10
ISBN 10: 0199641323
ISBN 13: 9780199641321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Information Book Review:

Luciano Floridi develops an original ethical framework for dealing with the new challenges posed by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). ICTs have profoundly changed many aspects of modern life, and a new discipline of Information Ethics (IE) has emerged that investigates their ethical impact on human life and society. However, the equally important, ethical framework indispensable for dealing with the new challenges posed by information andcommunication technologies (ICTs), still needs to be developed. The Ethics of Information takes up this task, as Floridi lays down, for the first time, the conceptual foundations for IE. He does sosystematically, by pursuing three goals: a metatheoretical goal; an introductory goal; and an analytic goal, which answers several key theoretical questions of great philosophical interest.

Philosophy And Methodology Of Information The Study Of Information In The Transdisciplinary Perspective

Philosophy And Methodology Of Information  The Study Of Information In The Transdisciplinary Perspective
Author: Dodig-crnkovic Gordana,Burgin Mark
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN 10: 981327753X
ISBN 13: 9789813277533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy And Methodology Of Information The Study Of Information In The Transdisciplinary Perspective Book Review:

The book gives up-to-date, multi-aspect exposition of the philosophy and methodology of information, and related areas within the nascent field of the study of information. It presents the most recent achievements, ideas and opinions of leading researchers in this domain, as well as from physicists, biologists and social scientists. Collaboration of researchers from different areas and fields opens new perspectives for the understanding of information essential in the innovative development of science, technology and society.The book is meant for readers conducting research into any aspect of information, information society and information technology. The ideas presented give new insights for those who develop or implement scientific, technological or social applications. They are especially for those who are participating in setting the goals for science in general and sciences of information in particular.

Philosophy and Computing

Philosophy and Computing
Author: Luciano Floridi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN 10: 1134679602
ISBN 13: 9781134679607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Computing Book Review:

Philosophy and Computing explores each of the following areas of technology: the digital revolution; the computer; the Internet and the Web; CD-ROMs and Mulitmedia; databases, textbases, and hypertexts; Artificial Intelligence; the future of computing. Luciano Floridi shows us how the relationship between philosophy and computing provokes a wide range of philosophical questions: is there a philosophy of information? What can be achieved by a classic computer? How can we define complexity? What are the limits of quantam computers? Is the Internet an intellectual space or a polluted environment? What is the paradox in the Strong Artificial Intlligence program? Philosophy and Computing is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand both the development and history of information and communication technology as well as the philosophical issues it ultimately raises.

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science
Author: Jordi Vallverdú
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1616920149
ISBN 13: 9781616920142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science Book Review:

"This book offers a high interdisciplinary exchange of ideas pertaining to the philosophy of computer science, from philosophical and mathematical logic to epistemology, engineering, ethics or neuroscience experts and outlines new problems that arise with new tools"--Provided by publisher.

Logic and Information

Logic and Information
Author: Keith Devlin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1995-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780521499712
ISBN 13: 0521499712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logic and Information Book Review:

Paperback edition of ground-breaking new theory of information processing.

Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglement

Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglement
Author: Alisa Bokulich,Gregg Jaeger
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN 10: 1139487663
ISBN 13: 9781139487665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglement Book Review:

Recent work in quantum information science has produced a revolution in our understanding of quantum entanglement. Scientists now view entanglement as a physical resource with many important applications. These range from quantum computers, which would be able to compute exponentially faster than classical computers, to quantum cryptographic techniques, which could provide unbreakable codes for the transfer of secret information over public channels. These important advances in the study of quantum entanglement and information touch on deep foundational issues in both physics and philosophy. This interdisciplinary volume brings together fourteen of the world's leading physicists and philosophers of physics to address the most important developments and debates in this exciting area of research. It offers a broad spectrum of approaches to resolving deep foundational challenges - philosophical, mathematical, and physical - raised by quantum information, quantum processing, and entanglement. This book is ideal for historians, philosophers of science and physicists.

Philosophy of Information

Philosophy of Information
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2008-11-10
ISBN 10: 9780080930848
ISBN 13: 0080930840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Information Book Review:

Information is a recognized fundamental notion across the sciences and humanities, which is crucial to understanding physical computation, communication, and human cognition. The Philosophy of Information brings together the most important perspectives on information. It includes major technical approaches, while also setting out the historical backgrounds of information as well as its contemporary role in many academic fields. Also, special unifying topics are high-lighted that play across many fields, while we also aim at identifying relevant themes for philosophical reflection. There is no established area yet of Philosophy of Information, and this Handbook can help shape one, making sure it is well grounded in scientific expertise. As a side benefit, a book like this can facilitate contacts and collaboration among diverse academic milieus sharing a common interest in information. • First overview of the formal and technical issues involved in the philosophy of information • Integrated presentation of major mathematical approaches to information, form computer science, information theory, and logic • Interdisciplinary themes across the traditional boundaries of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Philosophy and Technology II

Philosophy and Technology II
Author: Carl Mitcham,Alois Huning
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400945124
ISBN 13: 9789400945128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Technology II Book Review:

Until recently, the philosophy and history of science proceeded in a separate way from the philosophy and history of technology, and indeed with respect to both science and technology, philosophical and historical inquiries were also following their separate ways. Now we see in the past quarter-century how the philosophy of science has been profoundly in fluenced by historical studies of the sciences, and no longer concerned so single-mindedly with the analysis of theory and explanation, with the re lation between hypotheses and experimental observation. Now also we see the traditional historical studies of technology supplemented by phi losophical questions, and no longer so plainly focussed upon contexts of application, on invention and practical engineering, and on the mutually stimulating relations between technology and society. Further, alas, the neat division of intellectual labor, those clearly drawn distinctions be tween science and technology, between the theoretical and the applied, between discovery and justification, between internalist and externalist approaches . . . all, all have become muddled! Partly, this is due to internal revolutions within the philosophy and his tory of science (the first result being recognition of their mutual rele vance). Partly, however, this state of 'muddle' is due to external factors: science, at the least in the last half-century, has become so intimately connected with technology, and technological developments have cre ated so many new fields of scientific (and philosophical) inquiry that any critical reflection on scientific and technological endeavors must hence forth take their interaction into account.

Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information

Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information
Author: Alois Pichler,Herbert Hrachovec
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 3110328461
ISBN 13: 9783110328462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information Book Review:

This is the first of two volumes of the proceedings from the 30th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg, August 2007. In addition to several new contributions to Wittgenstein research (by N. Garver, M. Kross, St. Majetschak, K. Neumer, V. Rodych, L. M. Valdés-Villanueva), this volume contains articles with a special focus on digital Wittgenstein research and Wittgenstein's role for the understanding of the digital turn (by L. Bazzocchi, A. Biletzki, J. de Mul, P. Keicher, D. Köhler, K. Mayr, D. G. Stern), as well as discussions - not necessarily from a Wittgensteinian perspective - about issues in the philosophy of information, including computational ontologies (by D. Apollon, G. Chaitin, F. Dretske, L. Floridi, Y. Okamoto, M. Pasin and E. Motta).

Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information
Author: Heimir Geirsson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415640652
ISBN 13: 9780415640657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information Book Review:

The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege's puzzle about the different cognitive value of coreferential names has made this identification seem impossible. Geirsson provides a detailed overview of the debate to date, and then develops a novel account that explains our reluctance, even when we know about the relevant identity, to substitute coreferential names in both simple sentences and belief contexts while nevertheless accepting the view that the semantic content of names is their referents. The account focuses on subjects organizing information in webs; a name can then access and elicit information from a given web. Geirsson proceeds to extend the account of information to non-referring names, but they have long provided a serious challenge to the causal reference theorist.