There's something about Mary: The moral value of things qua information objects [Book Review]

Ethics and Information Technology 6 (3):145-159 (2004)
Abstract
. Luciano Floridi argues that every existing entity is deserving of at least minimal moral respect in virtue of having intrinsic value qua information object. In this essay, I attempt a comprehensive assessment of this important view as well as the arguments Floridi offers in support of it. I conclude both that the arguments are insufficient and that the thesis itself is substantively implausible from the standpoint of ordinary intuitions.
Keywords ethics   foundations of information information objects   intrinsic value   moral standing
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