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Philosophical Engineering: Toward a Philosophy of the Web

Philosophical Engineering: Toward a Philosophy of the Web

Harry Halpin (Editor), Alexandre Monnin (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-70018-1

Dec 2013

216 pages

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£19.99

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Description

This is the first interdisciplinary exploration of the philosophical foundations of the Web, a new area of inquiry that has important implications across a range of domains.

  • Contains twelve essays that bridge the fields of philosophy, cognitive science, and phenomenology
  • Tackles questions such as the impact of Google on intelligence and epistemology, the philosophical status of digital objects, ethics on the Web, semantic and ontological changes caused by the Web, and the potential of the Web to serve as a genuine cognitive extension
  • Brings together insightful new scholarship from well-known analytic and continental philosophers, such as Andy Clark and Bernard Stiegler, as well as rising scholars in “digital native” philosophy and engineering
  • Includes an interview with Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web

Notes on Contributors

Introductory Note
DUNCAN PRITCHARD AND LEE JOHN WHITTINGTON

1  Luck as Risk and the Lack of Control Account of Luck
FERNANDO BRONCANO-BERROCAL

2  Strokes of Luck
E. J. COFFMAN

3  Luck Attributions and Cognitive Bias
STEVEN D. HALES AND JENNIFER ADRIENNE JOHNSON

4  Frankfurt in Fake Barn Country
NEIL LEVY

5  Luck and Free Will
ALFRED R. MELE

6  You Make Your Own Luck
RACHEL MCKINNON

7  Subject-Involving Luck

JOE MILBURN

8  The Modal Account of Luck
DUNCAN PRITCHARD

9  The Machinations of Luck
NICHOLAS RESCHER

10 Luck, Knowledge, and “Mere” Coincidence
WAYNE D. RIGGS

11 The Unbearable Uncertainty Paradox
SABINE ROESER

12 Getting Moral Luck Right
LEE JOHN WHITTINGTON

Index