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Philosophy, Computing and Information Science.

Author: Ruth Hagengruber; Uwe V Riss
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2014.
Series: History and philosophy of technoscience.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last four decades computers and the internet have become an intrinsic part of all our lives, but this speed of development has left related philosophical enquiry behind. Featuring the work of computer scientists and philosophers, these essays provide an overview of an exciting new area of philosophy that is still taking shape.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hagengruber, Ruth.
Philosophy, Computing and Information Science.
London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Hagengruber; Uwe V Riss
ISBN: 9781781444801 1781444803 1322199639 9781322199634 1848935080 9781848935082
OCLC Number: 893333293
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages).
Contents: List of Contributors; List of Figures and Tables; Introduction: Philosophy's Relevance in Computing and InformationScience; 1. The Fourth Revolution in our Self-Understanding; 2. Information Transfer as a Metaphor; 3. With Aristotle towards a Differentiated Concept of Information?; 4. The Influence of Philosophy on the Understanding of Computing andInformation; 5. The Emergence of Self-Conscious Systems; 6. Artificial Intelligence as a New Metaphysical Project; 7. The Relevance of Philosophical Ontology to Information and Computer Science. 8. Ontology, its Origins and its Meaning in Information Science9. Smart Questions; 10. Sophisticated Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Requires Philosophy; 11. On Frames and Theory-Elements of Structuralism; 12. Ontological Complexity and Human Culture; 13. Knowledge and Action between Abstraction and Concretion; 14. Action-Directing Construction of Reality in Product Creation Using Social Software; 15. An Action-Theory-Based Treatment of Temporal Individuals; 16. Four Rules for Classifying Social Entities. 17. Info-Computationalism and Philosophical Aspects of Research in Information Sciences18. Pancomputationalism; 19. The Importance of the Sources of Professional Obligations; Notes; Index.
Series Title: History and philosophy of technoscience.

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