In this Very Short Introduction, one of the world’s leading authorities on the philosophy of information and on information ethics, Luciano Floridi. Similar books and articles. Luciano Floridi: Information: A Very Short Introduction. [REVIEW]Anthony Beavers – – Minds and Machines 21 (1) through information transfer gossip, lectures, reading. Information: A Very Short Introduction. Luciano Floridi, the founder of the philosophy of information.

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Information: A Very Short Introduction

The Philosophy of Information Luciano Floridi. Very Short Introductions We live in a society that is awash with information, but few of us really understand what information is.

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Many passages in the book are hard to follow, either because of how they’re written or because they reference notions which aren’t fully explained. Most interesting chapters were the ones covering Shannon’s “information theory” aka Mathematical Theory of Computation, the chapter introductipn Physics Maxwell’s demon and the chapter on Economics prisoner’s dilemma, complete information, perfect information, Bayesian reasoning, signalling, screening.

As a writer he completely fails to grasp the art of conveying information despite his claims to expertise on the subject. The value of information 8. Don’t have a Kindle?


Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. The concept of ‘information’ is a profound one, rooted in mathematics, central to whole branches of science, yet with implications on every aspect of our everyday lives: The New Sociology of Knowledge.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The information revolution 2: The Social Construction of Inflrmation For those unfamiliar with its precise meaning and wide inroduction as a philosophical concept, ‘information’ may seem a bland or mundane topic. He discusses the roots of the concept of information in mathematics and science, and considers the role of information in several fields, including biology. The ethics of information Conclusion. Get to Know Us.

Social Epistemology, Misc in Epistemology. DNA provides the information to create us; we learn through the information fed to us; we relate to each other through information transfer – gossip, lectures, reading. The Ethics of Information Luciano Floridi. I informatiin that the book included a little more of the math underlying Claude Shannon’s theory of communication, but perhaps Professor Floridi realized that this would be too much for a reader such as me. Adorno – – Polity.

Luciano Floridi Oxford University. Sep 07, Richard rated it really liked it.

Luciano Floridi, Information: A Very Short Introduction – PhilPapers

Quindi non preoccupatevi che non sia in versione originale. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Quali sono le caratteristiche degli oggetti e soggetti che generano informazione?


Medical and Healthcare Introductiin. The book served the purpose that I described above. Perhaps more important, he explores information’s meaning and value, and ends by considering the broader social and ethical issues relating to information, including problems surrounding accessibility, privacy, ownership, copyright, and open source. These computers wouldn’t need programs to be written for them.

A short and incredibly useful book about the different notions of information.

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The surface gloss wears thin when you realise just luciaon far the author is trying to spread his subject. In terms of science writing, a genre that typically aims to make scientific information accessible to the public and seems to be the goal of this series, it really fails to deliver.

The biology of information 6. Floridi is best known for his work on two areas of philosophical research: We live an information-soaked existence – information pours into our lives through television, radio, books, and of course, the Internet.

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