Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Philosophy and Computing explores each of the following areas of technology: the digital revolution; the computer; the Internet and the Web; CD-ROMs and Mulitmedia; databases, textbases, and hypertexts; Artificial Intelligence; the future of computing.
Luciano Floridi shows us how the relationship between philosophy and computing provokes a wide range of philosophical questions: is there a philosophy of information? What can be achieved by a classic computer? How can we define complexity? What are the limits of quantam computers? Is the Internet an intellectual space or a polluted environment? What is the paradox in the Strong Artificial Intlligence program?
Philosophy and Computing is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand both the development and history of information and communication technology as well as the philosophical issues it ultimately raises.

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Luciano Floridi is Professor and Research Chair in Philosophy of Information, University of Hertfordshire, Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford University, and UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics. His publications include Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction (1999) and The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information (2004).

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