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Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Technology

Critical Reflections

Editors: Demir, Hilmi (Ed.)

  • Unique overview discussion of Luciano Floridi
  • One of the most exciting philosophers today      
  • Explanatory overview about the role of Philosophy in an information driven world ​
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Information and communication technologies of the 20th century have had a significant impact on our daily lives. They have brought new opportunities as well as new challenges for human development. The Philosopher: Luciano Floridi claims that these new technologies have led to a revolutionary shift in our understanding of humanity’s nature and its role in the universe. Florodi’s philosophical analysis of new technologies leads to a novel metaphysical framework in which our understanding of the ultimate nature of reality shifts from a materialist one to an informational one. In this world, all entities, be they natural or artificial, are analyzed as informational entities. This book provides critical reflection to this idea, in four different areas:  Information Ethics and The Method of Levels of Abstraction The Information Revolution and Alternative Categorizations of Technological Advancements Applications: Education, Internet and Information Science Epistemic and Ontic Aspects of the Philosophy of Information

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Floridi’s Information Ethics as Macro-ethics and Info-computational Agent-Based Models

    Dodig-Crnkovic, Gordana

    Pages 3-22

  • Artificial Agents, Cloud Computing, and Quantum Computing: Applying Floridi’s Method of Levels of Abstraction

    Wolf, M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Levels of Abstraction and Morality

    Lucas, Richard

    Pages 43-63

  • The Homo Poieticus and the Bridge Between Physis and Techne

    Russo, Federica

    Pages 65-81

  • In the Beginning Was the Word and Then Four Revolutions in the History of Information

    Beavers, Anthony F.

    Pages 85-103

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4292-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4291-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9197-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Technology
Book Subtitle
Critical Reflections
Editors
  • Hilmi Demir
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4292-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4292-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4291-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9197-8
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 274
Topics