Editorial: genetics, information and identity [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Identity in the Information Society 3 (3):415-421 (2010)
IntroductionIDIS is a multidisciplinary journal with a focus on identity in the information society. The information society is usually associated with information and communication technologies, such as computers, mobile phones and the Internet, and with information in the form of computer- or human-readable data. In this special issue on genetics, information and identity, however, we focus on a different type of information, namely genetic information. The DNA of the human genome is often called a ‘blueprint’ of human life, containing information that regulates—in various and very complex ways—most of the processes in human life. In this sense, genetics may well be considered an information technology in its own right.Genetic information is becoming ever more important in society, although current knowledge of the human genome and how the genome relates to human life is still limited. Nevertheless, what knowledge we have about the genetic make-up of people—whether in terms of congen ..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Derek Parfit (1984). Reasons and Persons. Oxford University Press.
John Gibson (2007). Fiction and the Weave of Life. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jan Sprenger (2012). A Unifying Framework of Probabilistic Reasoning. Metascience 21 (2):459-462.
Stephen Andrew Butterfill & Natalie Sebanz (2011). Editorial: Joint Action: What Is Shared? [REVIEW] Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (2):137-146.
Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson (2012). Giovanni Sommaruga (Ed): Formal Theories of Information: From Shannon to Semantic Information Theory and General Concepts of Information. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 22 (1):35-40.
Christophe Heintz & Dario Taraborelli (2010). Editorial: Folk Epistemology. The Cognitive Bases of Epistemic Evaluation. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (4):477-482.
Neelke Doorn & Ibo van de Poel (2012). Editors' Overview: Moral Responsibility in Technology and Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics 18 (1):1-11.
Neelke Doorn & Sven Ove Hansson (2011). Should Probabilistic Design Replace Safety Factors? Philosophy and Technology 24 (2):151-168.
Giuseppe Primiero (2011). Giovanni Sommaruga (Ed): Formal Theories of Information: From Shannon to Semantic Information Theory and General Concepts of Information. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 21 (1):119-122.
Kristin Hagen, Ruud van den Bos & Tjard de Cock Buning (2011). Editorial: Concepts of Animal Welfare. Acta Biotheoretica 59 (2):93-103.
Mireille Hildebrandt (2011). Who Needs Stories If You Can Get the Data? ISPs in the Era of Big Number Crunching. Philosophy and Technology 24 (4):371-390.
Joshua Knobe, Tania Lombrozo & Edouard Machery (2010). Editorial: Dimensions of Experimental Philosophy. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (3):315-318.
Rachel Ankeny, Hasok Chang, Marcel Boumans & Mieke Boon (2011). Introduction: Philosophy of Science in Practice. [REVIEW] European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1 (3):303-307.
Fedde Benedictus (2012). Quantum Information. Metascience 21 (3):595-600.
Carl Bergstrom & Martin Rosvall (2011). Response to Commentaries on “The Transmission Sense of Information”. Biology and Philosophy 26 (2):195-200.
Lara Huber & Lara Kutschenko (2009). Medicine in a Neurocentric World: About the Explanatory Power of Neuroscientific Models in Medical Research and Practice. [REVIEW] Medicine Studies 1 (4):307-313.
Brian Sutcliffe & R. Woolley (2011). A Comment on “Editorial 37”. Foundations of Chemistry 13 (2):93-95.
Added to index2010-11-18
Total downloads36 ( #98,714 of 1,781,458 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #123,412 of 1,781,458 )
How can I increase my downloads?