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The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

Luciano Floridi


This is a book on the logic of design and hence on how we make, transform, refine, and improve the objects of our knowledge. The 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 ... More

Keywords: constructivism, design, logic, maker’s knowledge, philosophy of information

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198833635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luciano Floridi, author
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information / Turing Fellow, University of Oxford / The Alan Turing Institute