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)
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|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad.Michael Walzer - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (273):472-475.
Cybernetics. Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.Norbert Wiener - 1949 - Journal of Philosophy 46 (22):736-737.
Artificial Evil and the Foundation of Computer Ethics.Luciano Floridi & J. W. Sanders - 2001 - Ethics and Information Technology 3 (1):55-66.
Privacy. An Intercultural Perspective.Rafael Capurro - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (1):37-47.
The Computer Revolution and the Problem of Global Ethics.Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska - 1996 - Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (2):177-190.
Citations of this work BETA
The Philosophy of Information: Ten Years Later.Luciano Floridi - 2010 - Metaphilosophy 41 (3):402-419.
Internet Neutrality: Ethical Issues in the Internet Environment.Matteo Turilli, Antonino Vaccaro & Mariarosaria Taddeo - 2012 - Philosophy and Technology 25 (2):133-151.
Ethics and the Networked Business.Adele Santana, Antonino Vaccaro & Donna J. Wood - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 90 (4):661 - 681.
The Philosophy of Information as a Conceptual Framework.Luciano Floridi - 2010 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (1):1-31.
The Philosophy of Information as a Conceptual Framework.Luciano Floridi - 2010 - Knowledge, Technology and Policy 23 (1-2):253-281.
Similar books and articles
The Ethics of Information Transparency.Matteo Turilli & Luciano Floridi - 2009 - Ethics and Information Technology 11 (2):105-112.
Information Ethics and the Law of Data Representations.Dan L. Burk - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):135-147.
There's Something About Mary: The Moral Value of Things Qua Information Objects. [REVIEW]Kenneth Einar Himma - 2004 - Ethics and Information Technology 6 (3):145-159.
Information: Does It Have to Be True? [REVIEW]James H. Fetzer - 2004 - Minds and Machines 14 (2):223-229.
Floridi and Spinoza on Global Information Ethics.Soraj Hongladarom - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):175-187.
On Floridi's Metaphysical Foundation of Information Ecology.Rafael Capurro - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):167-173.
Floridi’s “Open Problems in Philosophy of Information”, Ten Years Later.Gordana Dodig Crnkovic & Wolfgang Hofkirchner - 2011 - Information 2 (2):327-359.
Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information.Patrick Allo - 2010 - Metaphilosophy 41 (3):247-254.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads41 ( #126,222 of 2,168,526 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #187,094 of 2,168,526 )
How can I increase my downloads?