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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: 0631229183

ISBN-13: 9780631229186

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

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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