Luciano Floridi's philosophy of information and information ethics: Critical reflections and the state of the art [Book Review]
Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):89-96 (2008)
|Abstract||I describe the emergence of Floridi’s philosophy of information (PI) and information ethics (IE) against the larger backdrop of Information and Computer Ethics (ICE). Among their many strengths, PI and IE offer promising metaphysical and ethical frameworks for a global ICE that holds together globally shared norms with the irreducible differences that define local cultural and ethical traditions. I then review the major defenses and critiques of PI and IE offered by contributors to this special issue, and highlight Floridi’s responses to especially two central problems – the charge of relativism and the meaning of ‹entropy’ in IE. These responses, conjoined with several elaborations of PI and IE offered here by diverse contributors, including important connections with the naturalistic philosophies of Spinoza and other major Western and Eastern figures, thus issue in an expanded and more refined version of PI and IE – one still facing important questions as well as possibilities for further development.|
|Keywords||Level of Abstraction (LoA) computer ethics discourse ethics ethical pluralism ethical relativism information and computing ethics (ICE) information ethics philosophical naturalism philosophy of information|
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