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The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information

Edited by: Luciano Floridi

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138796935
eBook ISBN: 9781315757544
Adobe ISBN: 9781317633495

10.4324/9781315757544
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Information and communication technology occupies a central place in the modern world, with society becoming increasingly dependent on it every day. It is therefore unsurprising that it has become a growing subject area in contemporary philosophy, which relies heavily on informational concepts. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information is an outstanding reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into four parts:

  • basic ideas
  • quantitative and formal aspects
  • natural and physical aspects
  • human and semantic aspects.

Within these sections central issues are examined, including probability, the logic of information, informational metaphysics, the philosophy of data and evidence, and the epistemic value of information.

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, computer science and communication studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Physics and information Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Probability and information Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Computation and information Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Mathematical theory of information (Shannon) Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Algorithmic information theory Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Semantic information Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The method of abstraction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The logic of information Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Information processing and instructional information Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Information in the philosophy of computer science Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Information in the philosophy of AI and the symbol grounding problem Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The philosophy of distributed information Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Modeling information Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The decisional value of information Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The philosophy of mathematical information Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bayesianism and information Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The philosophy of data Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Informational metaphysics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The philosophy of quantum information Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Information and causality Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Philosophy of science and information Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Teleosemantics and natural information Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The philosophy of biological information Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The philosophy of semiotic information Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The philosophy of communication and information Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Information and cognition Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Mis- and dis-information Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Information-theoretic philosophy of mind Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The moral value of information and information ethics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Art and the information society Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The interpretative value of information Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The philosophy of law in an information society Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The spiritual value of information Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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