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CyberPhilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing

James H. Moor (Editor), Terrell Ward Bynum (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0073-1
320 pages
January 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This cutting edge volume provides an overview of the dynamic new field of cyberphilosophy – the intersection of philosophy and computing.

  • Offers an overview of the latest developments in the dynamic new field of cyberphilosophy.
  • Shows how computing is influencing all major areas of philosophy, and vice versa.
  • Comprises a selection of newly written articles by international scholars.
  • Articles are organised around five standard philosophical themes – minds, agency, reality, communication and ethics.
  • Can be used alongside its sister volume, The Digital Phoenix as the basis for a course.

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1. Minds and Computers:.

Synthetic Neuroethology: Pete Mandik.

Computer Modeling and the Fate of Folk Psychology: John Barker.

Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, and Pedagogical Technique: Marvin Croy.

Phenomenology and Artificial Intelligence: Anthony F. Beavers.

2. Agency and Computers:.

Adaptable Robots: Gene Korienek and William Uzgalis.

A Radical Notion of Embeddedness: A Logically Necessary Precondition for Agency and Self-Awareness: Susan Stuart.

Building Simple Mechanical Minds: Using LEGO Robots for Research and Teaching in Philosophy: John P. Sullins.

3. Reality and Computers:.

What Is the Philosophy of Information?: Luciano Floridi.

The Substantive Impact of Computers on Philosophy: Prolegomena Computational and Information-Theoretic Metaphysics: Randall R. Dipert.

Computation and Causation: Richard Scheines.

4. Communication and Computers:.

Philosophy for Computers: Some Explorations in Philosophical Modeling: Patrick Grim.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: A Developed Dynamic Reference Work: Colin Allen, Uri Nodelman, and Edward N. Zalta.

Cultures in Collision: Philosophical Lessons from Computer-Mediated Communication: Charles Ess.

5. Ethics and Computers:.

Heuristic Methods for Computer Ethics: Walter Maner.

Lilliputian Computer Ethics: John Weckert.

Deontic Logic and Computer-Supported Computer Ethics: Jeroen van den Hoven and Gert-Jan Lokhorst.

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James H. Moor is Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College. He developed early computer programs to teach symbolic logic and is the co-author of ‘The Logic Book' (1998). He has been Chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Philosophy and Computing and a Fellow at the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project. He is co-editor of the journal Minds and Machines and a member of the editorial board for the journal Ethics and Information Technology. He is currently President of the Society for Machines and Mentality.

Terrell Ward Bynum is Director of the Research Center on Computing and Society at Southern Connecticut State University. He has been Chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the Association for Computing Machinery and Chair of the Committee on Philosophy and Computing of the American Philosophical Association. For 25 years, he was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Metaphilosophy. His previous publications include books, articles, video programs and CD-ROMs in applied philosophy, philosophical psychology, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mathematics, metaphilosophy and the teaching of philosophy.

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  • Offers an overview of the latest developments in the dynamic new field of cyberphilosophy.

  • Shows how computing is influencing all major areas of philosophy, and vice versa.

  • Comprises a selection of newly written articles by international scholars.

  • Articles are organised around five standard philosophical themes – minds, agency, reality, communication and ethics.

  • Can be used alongside its sister volume, The Digital Phoenix as the basis for a course.
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