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

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$52.11
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $45.64
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 28%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $45.64   
  • New (6) from $45.64   
  • Used (3) from $52.10   

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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information is a rich resource for an important, emerging field within philosophy. This excellent volume covers the basic topics in depth, yet is written in a style that is accessible to non-philosophers. There is no other book that assembles and explains systematically so much information about the diverse aspects of philosophy of computing and information. I believe this book will serve both as an authoritative introduction to the field for students and as a standard reference for professionals for years to come. I highly recommend it." James Moor, Dartmouth College

"There are contributions from a range of respected academics, many of them authorities in their field, and this certainly anchors the work in a sound scholarly foundation. The scope of the content, given the youthfulness of the computing era, is signigficant. The variety of the content too is remarkable. In summary this is a wonderfully fresh look at the world of of computing and information, which requires its own philosophy in testimony that there are some real issues that can exercise the mind." Reference Reviews

"The judicious choice of topics, as well as the degree of detail in the various chapters, are just what it takes neither to deter the average reader requiring this Guide, nor to makeit unfeasible placing this volume in the hands of students. Floridi's book is clearly a valuable addition to a worthy series." Pragmatics & Cognition

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631229193
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/27/2003
  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Luciano Floridi is Associate Professor of Logic and Epistemology at the University of Bari and Markle Foundation Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he is a member of the Faculty of Philosophy and of the Sub-Faculty of Computing. He is the author of Sextus Empiricus: The Recovery and Transmission of Pyrrhonism (2002), Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction (1999), Internet: An Epistemological Essay (1997), and Scepticism and the Foundation of Epistemology: A Study in the Metalogical Fallacies (1996).

Read More Show Less

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 31, 2013

    WOW... I love MyDeals247 model - they create competition among t

    WOW... I love MyDeals247 model - they create competition among the sellers real-time.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)