Mis- and dis-information

Authored by: Don Fallis

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information

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

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

10.4324/9781315757544.ch27

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Abstract

Information is a powerful tool. It allows us to cure diseases. It allows us to send rockets into space. More generally, it allows us to carry out a whole variety of joint projects of immense value. Work in philosophy can help us to understand and improve this process. According to Luciano Floridi (2011: 15), the philosophy of information focuses on “how information should be adequately created, processed, managed, and used.”

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