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CyberPhilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing

CyberPhilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing

James H. Moor (Editor), Terrell Ward Bynum (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10073-1

Jan 2003

320 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$41.95

Description

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.


  • 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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