Metaphilosophy 41 (3):420-442 (2010)

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Terrell Bynum
Southern Connecticut State University
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Abstract: In the past, major scientific and technological revolutions, like the Copernican Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, have had profound effects, not only upon society in general, but also upon Philosophy. Today's Information Revolution is no exception. Already it has had significant impacts upon our understanding of human nature, the nature of society, even the nature of the universe. Given these developments, this essay considers some of the philosophical contributions of two "philosophers of the Information Age"—Norbert Wiener and Luciano Floridi—with regard to the nature of the universe, human nature, the nature of society, and the nature of "artificial agents" such as robots, softbots, and cyborgs.
Keywords digital physics  entropy  Norbert Wiener  Luciano Floridi  cybernetics  inforg  qubits  cyborgs  artificial agents  information  infosphere  Information Age  second law of thermodynamics  Information Revolution  robots
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2010.01651.x
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