The Philosophy of Information
  • Release Date : 10 January 2013
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • Pages : 426 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780191655647
  • ISBN 10 : 0191655643
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Synopsis : The Philosophy of Information written by Luciano Floridi, published by OUP Oxford which was released on 10 January 2013. Download The Philosophy of Information Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information. PI is the philosophical field concerned with (1) the critical investigation of the conceptual nature and basic principles of information, including its dynamics, utilisation, and sciences, and (2) the elaboration and application of information-theoretic and computational methodologies to philosophical problems. This book lays down, for the first time, the conceptual foundations for this new area of research. It does so systematically, by pursuing three goals. Its metatheoretical goal is to describe what the philosophy of information is, its problems, approaches, and methods. Its introductory goal is to help the reader to gain a better grasp of the complex and multifarious nature of the various concepts and phenomena related to information. Its analytic goal is to answer several key theoretical questions of great philosophical interest, arising from the investigation of semantic information.