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: 0631229183

ISBN-13: 9780631229186

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

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:
9780631229186
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsviii
Prefacexi
Part IFour Concepts1
1Computation3
2Complexity18
3System: An Introduction to Systems Science28
4Information40
Part IIComputers in Society63
5Computer Ethics65
6Computer-mediated Communication and Human-Computer Interaction76
7Internet Culture92
8Digital Art106
Part IIIMind and AI117
9The Philosophy of AI and its Critique119
10Computationalism, Connectionism, and the Philosophy of Mind135
Part IVReal and Virtual Worlds153
11Ontology155
12Virtual Reality167
13The Physics of Information178
14Cybernetics186
15Artificial Life197
Part VLanguage and Knowledge213
16Information and Content215
17Knowledge228
18The Philosophy of Computer Languages237
19Hypertext248
Part VILogic and Probability261
20Logic263
21Probability in Artificial Intelligence276
22Game Theory: Nash Equilibrium289
Part VIIScience and Technology305
23Computing in the Philosophy of Science307
24Methodology of Computer Science318
25Philosophy of Information Technology327
26Computational Modeling as a Philosophical Methodology337
Index350

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