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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information / Edition 1
     

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information / Edition 1

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by Luciano Floridi
 

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ISBN-10: 0631229191

ISBN-13: 9780631229193

Pub. Date: 10/27/2003

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229193
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
1,229,259
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Four Concepts:.

1. B. Jack Copeland, Computation.

2. Alasdair Urquhart, Complexity.

3. Klaus Mainzer, System: An Introduction to Systems Science.

4. Luciano Floridi, Information.

Part II: Computers in Society:.

5. Deborah G Johnson, Computer Ethics.

6. Charles Ess, Computer-mediated Communication and Human–Computer Interaction.

7. Wesley Cooper, Internet Culture.

8. Dominic McIver Lopes, Digital Art.

Part III: Mind and AI:.

9. James H.Fetzer, The Philosophy of AI and its Critique.

10. Brian P. McLaughlin, Computationalism, Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind.

Part IV: Real and Virtual Worlds:.

11. Barry Smith, Ontology.

12. Derek Stanovsky, Virtual Reality.

13. Eric Steinhart, The Physics of Information.

14. Roberto Cordeschi, Cybernetics.

15. Mark A. Bedau, Artificial Life.

Part V: Language and Knowledge:.

16.Jonathan Cohen, Information and Content.

17. Fred Adams, Knowledge.

18. Graham White, The Philosophy of Computer Languages.

19. Thierry Bardini, Hypertext.

Part VI: Logic and Probability:.

20. G. Aldo Antonelli, Logic.

21. Donald Gillies, Probability in Artificial Intelligence.

22. Cristina Bicchieri, Game Theory: Nash Equilibrium.

Part VII: Science and Technology:.

23. Paul Thagard, Computing in the Philosophy of Science.

24. Timothy Colburn, Methodology of Computer Science.

25. Carl Mitcham, Philosophy of Information Technology.

26. Patrick Grim, Computational Modeling as a Philosophical Methodology.

Index.

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