The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information
Part I: Four Concepts:.
1. B. Jack Copeland, Computation.
2. Alasdair Urquhart, Complexity.
3. Klaus Mainzer, System: An Introduction to Systems Science.
4. Luciano Floridi, Information.
Part II: Computers in Society:.
5. Deborah G Johnson, Computer Ethics.
6. Charles Ess, Computer-mediated Communication and Human–Computer Interaction.
7. Wesley Cooper, Internet Culture.
8. Dominic McIver Lopes, Digital Art.
Part III: Mind and AI:.
9. James H.Fetzer, The Philosophy of AI and its Critique.
10. Brian P. McLaughlin, Computationalism, Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind.
Part IV: Real and Virtual Worlds:.
11. Barry Smith, Ontology.
12. Derek Stanovsky, Virtual Reality.
13. Eric Steinhart, The Physics of Information.
14. Roberto Cordeschi, Cybernetics.
15. Mark A. Bedau, Artificial Life.
Part V: Language and Knowledge:.
16.Jonathan Cohen, Information and Content.
17. Fred Adams, Knowledge.
18. Graham White, The Philosophy of Computer Languages.
19. Thierry Bardini, Hypertext.
Part VI: Logic and Probability:.
20. G. Aldo Antonelli, Logic.
21. Donald Gillies, Probability in Artificial Intelligence.
22. Cristina Bicchieri, Game Theory: Nash Equilibrium.
Part VII: Science and Technology:.
23. Paul Thagard, Computing in the Philosophy of Science.
24. Timothy Colburn, Methodology of Computer Science.
25. Carl Mitcham, Philosophy of Information Technology.
26. Patrick Grim, Computational Modeling as a Philosophical Methodology.
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"The judicious choice of topics, as well as the degree of detail in the various chapters, are just what it takes neither to deter the average reader requiring this Guide, nor to makeit unfeasible placing this volume in the hands of students. Floridi's book is clearly a valuable addition to a worthy series." Pragmatics & Cognition
An insightful introduction to the nature of the new informational paradigm in philosophy.
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