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ISBN-13: 978-0199606726
ISBN-10: 0199606722
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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
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where is also Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Governing Body Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C.

Recent awards include: Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship by the European University Institute (2015) and the Cátedras de Excelencia Prize by the University Carlos III of Madrid (2014). He held the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics and the Gauss Professorship at the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen. He is a 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. In 2012-13, he was Chairman of EU Commission's "Onlife Initiative". In 2014-15, he was the ethicist member of Google's Advisory Council on "the right to be forgotten".

Floridi's long-term project is a tetralogy on the foundations of the philosophy of information. His most recent books are: The Fourth Revolution - How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (OUP, 2014); The Ethics of Information (OUP, 2013, vol. II of the tetralogy); The Philosophy of Information (OUP, 2011, vol. I of the tetralogy); Information - A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010); and The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (edited for CUP).

For more information:
http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/floridi
http://www.philosophyofinformation.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floridi

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Massimo Fiorentino on July 14, 2015
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Luciano Floridi is onto something. And something important in regards to our future history. And this book should be read by most people an more importantly by decision makers all around the world. Highly recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By babyalanturing on March 31, 2015
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A neat and concise volume that studies the impact of ICTs on everyday life. Highly recommended.
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3 of 5 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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