Information and knowledge à la Floridi

Metaphilosophy 41 (3):331-344 (2010)
Abstract: Luciano Floridi has impressively applied the concept of information to problems in semantics and epistemology, among other areas. In this essay, I briefly review two areas where I think one may usefully raise questions about some of Floridi's conclusions. One area is in the project to naturalize semantics and Floridi's use of the derived versus nonderived notion of semantic content. The other area is in the logic of information and knowledge and whether knowledge based on information necessarily supports closure, in every instance. I suggest that it does not and, thereby, raise a challenge to Floridi's logic of being informed.
Keywords content  closure  intentionality  symbol grounding  cognitive  nomic  knowledge  information  derived versus nonderived content  truth  semantic
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2010.01630.x
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