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The Philosophy of Information

Luciano Floridi


This book brings together the outcome of ten years of research. It is based on a simple project, which was begun towards the end of the 1990s: information is a crucial concept, which deserves a thorough philosophical investigation. So the book lays down the conceptual foundations of a new area of research: the philosophy of information. It does so systematically, by pursuing three goals. The first is metatheoretical. The book describes what the philosophy of information is, its problems, and its method of levels of abstraction. These are the topics of the first part, which comprises chapters o ... More

Keywords: artificial agents, computing, information, information theory, information technology, levels of abstraction, modal logic, philosophy of information, semantic information

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199232383
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luciano Floridi, author
University of Hertfordshire/University of Oxford
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