The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information / Edition 1by Luciano Floridi
Pub. Date: 10/27/2003
This Guideprovides an ambitious, state-of-the-art survey of the themes, problems, arguments, and theories constituting the innovative field of the philosophy of computing and information. Written by an international group of leading experts, the 26 newly commissioned chapters present a complete, systematic, and critical introduction to a wide range of topics/i>
This Guideprovides an ambitious, state-of-the-art survey of the themes, problems, arguments, and theories constituting the innovative field of the philosophy of computing and information. Written by an international group of leading experts, the 26 newly commissioned chapters present a complete, systematic, and critical introduction to a wide range of topics, including computer ethics, internet culture, digital art, cybernetics, and hypertext theory.
Combining careful scholarship and lucid exposition, each chapter serves as a self-standing introduction to its topic. Supporting online resources – including an exhaustive glossary of technical terms, expanded further reading sections, and a wide-ranging introduction explaining the nature of the new informational paradigm in philosophy – can be found at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pci
The Guide offers students a first foundation for understanding the philosophy of computing and information. It will also engage those general readers who are curious about the new computational and informational turn in philosophy, and researchers interested in broadening their experience.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
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.
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