From the Back Cover
– the intersection of computing and philosophy – is a dynamic and influential new area of philosphical research. This cutting edge volume brings together previously unpublished cyberphilosophy papers by authors from America, Europe and Australia in order to demonstrate how computing is providing philosophy with new subject matter, models, and methods. The articles are organised around five, standard philosophical themes; minds, agency, reality, communication and ethics. This structure serves to emphasise the continuing relevance of computing to the traditional philosophical enterprise.
This is the second of two related anthologies published in co-operation with the journal Metaphilosophy; the first volume, The Digital Phoenix, is also available from Blackwell Publishing. Both books will be of interest to professional philosophers who want to keep up with the latest important developments in their field, but are also accessible enough to form the basis of a university course on cyberphilosophy.
About the Author
James H. Moor
is Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College. He developed early computer programs to teach symbolic logic and is the co-author of ‘The Logic Book' (1998). He has been Chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Philosophy and Computing and a Fellow at the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project. He is co-editor of the journal Minds and Machines
and a member of the editorial board for the journal Ethics and Information Technology
. He is currently President of the Society for Machines and Mentality.
Terrell Ward Bynum is Director of the Research Center on Computing and Society at Southern Connecticut State University. He has been Chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the Association for Computing Machinery and Chair of the Committee on Philosophy and Computing of the American Philosophical Association. For 25 years, he was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Metaphilosophy. His previous publications include books, articles, video programs and CD-ROMs in applied philosophy, philosophical psychology, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mathematics, metaphilosophy and the teaching of philosophy.