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Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. Among his recognitions, he has been appointed the Gauss Professor by the Academy of Sciences in Gottingen, and is recipient of the APA's Barwise Prize, the IACAP's Covey Award, and the INSEIT's Weizenbaum Award. He is an AISB and BCS Fellow, Editor in Chief of Philosophy & Technology and of the Synthese Library, and was Chairman of EU Commission's 'Onlife' research group. His most recent books are: i The Ethics of Information r(OUP, 2013), i The Philosophy of Information r (OUP, 2011), i Information: A Very Short Introduction r (OUP, 2010), and i The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics r (CUP, 2010).
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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199606722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199606726
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 5.8 inches
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Luciano Floridi (Laurea, Rome University "La Sapienza", M.Phil. and Ph.D. Warwick, M.A. Oxford) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire - where he holds the Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics - and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, where he directs the philosophy of information research group, IEG.

Between 2005 and 2010 he was President of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy). In 2009, he was elected Gauss Professor by the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, awarded the Barwise Prize by the APA, and elected fellow of the AISB. In 2010, he was elected fellow of the Center for Information Policy Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and appointed editor in chief of Philosophy & Technology (Springer).

His most recent books are the Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (CUP, 2010), Information: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010) and The Philosophy of Information (Oxford University Press, 2011). His forthcoming book is The Fourth Revolution - The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Our Lives (Oxford University Press, under contract).

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By daniel llach on December 11, 2014
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Muy buen libro, recomendable
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles McClain on September 29, 2014
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One of the finest books I've read on the social impact of ITC
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scrimshaw_64 on November 23, 2014
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I heard the in depth Fioridi interview on the BBC this morning and think this will be a good read and am buying the book now. The reviewer that criticized this book based on the Searle review in the New York Review of books miss the point. I'll update my review after reading the work, but based on Fioridi's interview he has very good perspective.
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5 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John on October 16, 2014
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Absurd, uninformed philosophically, absolutely wrong-headed. Only hardcore AI people would like it for all the obvious dumb reasons. See John R. Searle's review in The New York Review of Books for the sloppy details.
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