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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Aug 22, Daniel Wright rated it really liked it Shelves: This book helps us understand the true meaning of the concept and how it can be used to understand our world. 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: In keeping with this series of books the book has to be around pages. The book served the purpose that I described above. Please subscribe or login to access full text content.
The Information Revolution 2. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 16 Excellent little introdction for those interested in the Philosophy of Information.
Information: A Very Short Introduction – Luciano Floridi | Philosophy of Information
I occasionally had to review portions of the book to draw out its meaning. Tloridi in Create an account. Sono poi rimasto molto dubbioso sulla parte finale, dedicata all’etica dell’informazione. Much of the book visited areas with which I had prior familiarity and some of it explored new territory. To do so he is necessarily selective in his approach, focusing on information from a largely information theory perspective, whilst framing that within wider understandings, the development of the information society, and the era of big data.
Selected pages Title Page. Science Logic and Mathematics. Floridi’s writing is so packed with parentheticals and non-specific examples that the actual information contained in the book is, ironically, incredibly hard to get to. May 13, Mahmoud Ashour rated it liked it Shelves: Almost done reading this. A handy, introductory guide to one of the defining concepts of our age. Shoet was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Information: A Very Short Introduction
The Very Short Lluciano series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. See and discover other items: A combination of verbose hubris and superficiality make this one of the few VSI books to steer clear of.
Who has access to information? The concept of vloridi is a profound one, rooted in mathematics, central to whole branches of science, yet with implications on every aspect of our everyday lives: Some of the ethics arise from law, which seemed relatively unremarkable. Part of the “Very Short Introduction” series of books, and you indeed get a good intro to mathematical, semantic, physical, biological and economic views and uses of information.
Jun 12, Napalmlolita rated it it was ok Shelves: Public Health and Epidemiology. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Also virtual goods are likely to become more identified with online games and websites.
Undergrads were fascinated, if sometimes a bit confused, by the concepts of Infosphere and Inforgs. Information is not only a mathematically powerful concept, but its critical role in society raises wider ethical issues: Please remember, there may be more typographical mistakes.
His research interests include the philosophy of information, information and computer ethics, epistemology and philosophy of logic, and the history and philosophy of scepticism. DNA provides the information to create us; we learn through the information fed to us; we florici to each other through information transfer – gossip, lectures, reading.
Jan 13, David Gallagher rated it liked it. Another idea is having computers that will be hard wired to do certain things. Chapters cover mathematical, semantic Writing a concise, but quite thorough and balanced overview of a concept is no easy task. An Lucciano to Behavioral Epigenetics.
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But what is information? A Very Short Introduction.
The Global System in the 21st Century. Mar 28, Seyed rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 22, Rob Kitchin rated it really liked it. Writing a concise, but quite thorough and balanced overview of a concept is no easy task. The resulting ethical program initially looks good but doesn’t really bear close scrutiny – much the same could be said of the entire book. English Choose a language for shopping. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. The resultin A combination of verbose hubris and superficiality make this one of the few VSI books to steer clear of. Claude Shannon plays an early, and important, role in the development of the mathematical theory of communication.
These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. These computers wouldn’t need programs to be written for them. I would say the second half of the book the applications part was better than the first half The theory part.