In this Very Short Introduction, one of the world’s leading authorities on the philosophy of information and on information ethics, Luciano Floridi. Similar books and articles. Luciano Floridi: Information: A Very Short Introduction. [REVIEW]Anthony Beavers – – Minds and Machines 21 (1) through information transfer gossip, lectures, reading. Information: A Very Short Introduction. Luciano Floridi, the founder of the philosophy of information.

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This book helps us understand the true meaning of the concept and how it can be used to understand our world. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Here are 17 I found: DNA provides the information to create us; we learn through the information fed to us; we relate to each other through information transfer – gossip, lectures, reading.

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Information: A Very Short Introduction by Luciano Floridi

Chapter 1, page 6, location Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Perhaps the biggest claim is this: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Aug 25, Curt Small rated it liked it.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Write a customer review. Perhaps more important, he explores information’s meaning and value, and ends by considering the broader social and ethical issues relating to information, including problems surrounding accessibility, privacy, ownership, copyright, and open source.


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Prices are subject to change without notice. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: But for all readers, whether from the humanities or sciences, Floridi gives a fascinating and inspirational introduction to this most fundamental of ideas.

Those informatioh have studied some science or philosophy or sociology will already be aware of its centrality and richness.

I occasionally had to review portions of the book to draw out its meaning. Sign in to annotate. He ends by considering the ethics of information, including issues of ownership, privacy, and accessibility; copyright and open source.

These fortunately are not widespread enough to ruin the book, but are amusing given the subject matter, and someone should do a statistical analysis of the amount of Niformation noise introduced into Floridi’s signal, stat. Oxford University Press Amazon.

Information: A Very Short Introduction

Worth reading for ideas, but it will probably leave you feeling a little dissatisfied. A very short introduction is one of the many books which provide general information about subject to readers, who are not specialist in the field. A combination of verbose hubris and superficiality make this one of the few VSI books to steer clear of.

He discusses the roots of the concept of information in mathematics and science, and considers the role of information in several fields, including biology. Despite this meandering, a coherent and holistic picture emerges of which it cannot do to be ignorant in our increasingly information-driven world.

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To do so he is necessarily selective in his approach, focusing on information from a largely information theory perspective, whilst framing that within wider understandings, the development of the information society, and the era of big data. I started this book with the intention of understanding Information theory right after finishing another book called information: A short and incredibly useful book about the different notions of information.

Remmling – – Routledge and Kegan Paul. Luciano Floridi introductiln – Metaphilosophy 42 3: To purchase this item, please add the product to your basket and click the Shopping basket link above to view your basket and continue. Some say we suffer from ‘infoglut’.

May 26, Prachi Pande rated it it was ok. Very Short Introductions lucianno. Mar 28, Seyed rated it liked it Shelves: The concept of ‘information’ is a profound one, rooted in mathematics, central to whole branches of science, yet with implications on every aspect of our everyday lives: But it did make me think of the herculean efforts of, for example, Jason Scott with his Archive Team and textfiles.