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Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Technology

Critical Reflections

  • Hilmi Demir

Part of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series (POET, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Information Ethics and the Method of Levels of Abstraction

  3. The Information Revolution and Alternative Categorizations of Technological Advancements

  4. Applications: Education, Internet and Information Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Raphael Cohen-Almagor
      Pages 151-167
    3. Armando Malheiro da Silva, Fernanda Ribeiro
      Pages 169-187
  5. Epistemic and Ontic Aspects of the Philosophy of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Eric T. Kerr, Duncan Pritchard
      Pages 191-200
    3. Joseph E. Brenner
      Pages 201-222
    4. Steve T. McKinlay
      Pages 223-241
  6. Replies by Floridi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Luciano Floridi
      Pages 245-271
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-274

About this book

Introduction

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

 The Information Revolution and Alternative Categorizations of Technological Advancements

 Applications: Education, Internet and Information Science

Epistemic and Ontic Aspects of the Philosophy of Information

 Applications: Education, Internet and Information Science

Epistemic and Ontic Aspects of the Philosophy of Information

Epistemic and Ontic Aspects of the Philosophy of Information

Keywords

Information ethics Information revolution Informational ontology Luciano Floridi Philosophy of Information levels of abstraction

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilmi Demir
    • 1
  1. 1.Bilkent, AnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4292-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4291-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4292-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7202
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7210
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