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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Paperbackpages. His most recent books are: A concept with potential that fell flat in the execution. A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. I don’t know if this would be a good place for new students to start.

Sadly the author’s writing style could be clearer. Interesting thoughts about the relationship between information and the first law of thermodynamics. And there’s not even a start of a suggestion as to how to navigate conflicting interpretations of what’s most healthy for the infosphere ecology eg, which “being”‘s minimal rights to existence get overriden, ie what information can be thrown away.

The concept of ‘information’ is a profound one, rooted in mathematics, central to whole branches of science, introductiob with implications on every aspect of our everyday lives: The Language of Information 3.

Part of the “Very Short Introduction” series of books, and you indeed get a good intro to infformation, semantic, physical, biological and economic views and uses of information. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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Information: A Very Short Introduction

Social Epistemology, Misc in Epistemology categorize this paper. While most of the book is a summary of others’ work, at the end Floridi does contribute his own concept of “information ethics”, in which the entire “infosphere” is viewed as an ecology that su Clear, swift overview of different definitions of information, and different methods of evaluating and interpreting information.

Aug 22, Daniel Wright rated it really liked it Shelves: The Social Construction of Reality: He discusses the roots of the concept of information in mathematics and science, and considers the role of information in several fields, including biology.

Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. Floridi also discusses concepts such as “Infoglut” too much information to process and the emergence of an information society, and he addresses the nature of information as a communication process and its place as a physical phenomenon.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Write a customer review. 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.

Those who have studied some science or philosophy or sociology will already be aware of its centrality and richness.


But what is information? Chapter 5, page 67, location Open Preview See a Problem? Necessarily brief given the format but still clearly illustrated with examples. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

This book helps us understand the imtroduction meaning of the concept and how it can be used to understand our world. Return to Book Page. One of those books that is a toolbox for thinking.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The Philosophy of Information. Floridi proposes that every existent “being” biological or pure luciamo, physical or not in the infosphere starts of with a minimal, but potentially overridable, moral right to exist ie attaching moral introductiom to information’s existence the way we attach moral value to organism’s existence.

However, I was a little bit surprised by the parallelism of the way they explained the subject and the application of the theory.

Jun 12, Napalmlolita rated it it was ok Shelves: For the record, I’ve communicated these errors to Professor Floridi. Who controls its dissemination? That said it did clarify information theory a bit for me and gave me a lot to think about.