The Philosophy of Information (Paperback)

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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) 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199232390
ISBN-10: 0199232393
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 1st, 2013
Pages: 432
Language: English