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Floridi, Luciano 1964-

Works: 46 works in 325 publications in 8 languages and 10,631 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Union catalogs  Software  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Luciano Floridi
Information : a very short introduction by Luciano Floridi( )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. We live in a society that is awash with information, but few of us really understand what information is. In this Very Short Introduction, one of the world's leading authorities on the philosophy of information and on information ethics, Luciano Floridi, offers an illuminating exploration of information as it relates to both philosophy and science. He discusses the roots of the concept of information in mathematics and science, and considers the role of information in several fields, including biology. Floridi also discusses concepts such as "Infoglut" (too much information to process) and the emergence of an information society, and he addresses the nature of information as a communication process and its place as a physical phenomenon. Perhaps more important, he explores information's meaning and value, and ends by considering the broader social and ethical issues relating to information, including problems surrounding accessibility, privacy, ownership, copyright, and open source. This book helps us understand the true meaning of the concept and how it can be used to understand our world
Philosophy and computing : an introduction by Luciano Floridi( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents a comprehensive philosophical introduction to information and communication technology
The philosophy of information by Luciano Floridi( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the conceptual nature and basic principles of information
The 4th revolution : how the infosphere is reshaping human reality by Luciano Floridi( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the informational world of smartphones and social media changing who we are and how we relate to others and the environment? Are we becoming informational organisms or 'inforgs', deeply enmeshed in a globe-spanning 'infosphere'? Luciano Floridi thinks so. In this exciting and provocative book, he considers the deeper implications of a future--almost upon us even now--in which we are always online, and the barriers between reality and the virtual world we inhabit when we switch on our computers finally dissolve. We are in the midst of a fourth revolution, he argues, as profound as those produced by Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud: a revolution set to change our sense of self, our relationships, society, politics, wars, and our management of the environment. We need to understand these changes and revise our ethics to reap the benefits and avoid the risks of this brave, new world." -- Jacket
The Cambridge handbook of information and computer ethics by Luciano Floridi( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have profoundly changed many aspects of life, including the nature of entertainment, work, communication, education, healthcare, industrial production and business, social relations and conflicts. They have had a radical and widespread impact on our moral lives and hence on contemporary ethical debates. This book provides an introduction to the field, with discussions of a range of topics including privacy, ownership, freedom of speech, responsibility, technological determinism, the digital divide, cyber warfare, and online pornography. It offers a survey of the transformations brought about by ICTs and their implications for the future of human life and society, for the evaluation of behavior, and for the evolution of moral values and rights. It deals with the ethical aspects of the information society in which we live
The Blackwell guide to the philosophy of computing and information( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Guide provides an ambitious, state-of-the-art survey of the themes, problems, arguments, and theories constituting the innovative field of the philosophy of computing and information. Written by an international group of leading experts, the 26 newly commissioned chapters present a complete, systematic, and critical introduction to a wide range of topics, including computer ethics, internet culture, digital art, cybernetics, and hypertext theory. Combining careful scholarship and lucid exposition, each chapter serves as a self-standing introduction to its topic. Supporting online resources include an exhaustive glossary of technical terms, expanded further reading sections, and a wide-ranging introduction explaining the nature of the new informational paradigm in philosophy. The Guide offers students a first foundation for understanding the philosophy of computing and information. It will also engage those general readers who are curious about the new computational and informational turn in philosophy, and researchers interested in broadening their experience. Book jacket."--Jacket
The ethics of information by Luciano Floridi( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Floridi develops the first ethical framework for dealing with the new challenges posed by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). He establishes the conceptual foundations of Information Ethics by exploring important metatheoretical and introductory issues, and answering key theoretical questions of great philosophical interest
The onlife manifesto. Being human in a hyperconnected era by Luciano Floridi( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the human condition? In order to address this question, in 2012 the European Commission organized a research project entitled 'The Onlife Initiative: concept reengineering for rethinking societal concerns in the digital transition'. This volume collects the work of the Onlife Initiative. It explores how the development and widespread use of ICTs have a radical impact on the human condition.0ICTs are not mere tools but rather social forces that are increasingly affecting our self-conception (who we are), our mutual interactions (how we socialise); our conception of reality (our metaphysics); and our interactions with reality (our agency). In each case, ICTs have a huge ethical, legal, and political significance, yet one with which we have begun to come to terms only recently.0The impact exercised by ICTs is due to at least four major transformations: the blurring of the distinction between reality and virtuality; the blurring of the distinction between human, machine and nature; the reversal from information scarcity to information abundance; and the shift from the primacy of stand-alone things, properties, and binary relations, to the primacy of interactions, processes and networks. The goal of 'The Manifesto', and of the whole book that contextualises, is therefore that of contributing to the update of our philosophy. It is a constructive goal. The book is meant to be a positive contribution to rethinking the philosophy on which policies are built in a hyperconnected world, so that we may have a better chance of understanding our ICT-related problems and solving them satisfactorily
The ethics of information warfare by Luciano Floridi( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an overview of the ethical problems posed by Information Warfare, and of the different approaches and methods used to solve them, in order to provide the reader with a better grasp of the ethical conundrums posed by this new form of warfare. The volume is divided into three parts, each comprising four chapters. The first part focuses on issues pertaining to the concept of Information Warfare and the clarifications that need to be made in order to address its ethical implications. The second part collects contributions focusing on Just War Theory and its application to the case of Information Warfare. The third part adopts alternative approaches to Just War Theory for analysing the ethical implications of this phenomenon. Finally, an afterword by Neelie Kroes - Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner - concludes the volume. Her contribution describes the interests and commitments of the European Digital Agenda with respect to research for the development and deployment of robots in various circumstances, including warfare
Protection of information and the right to privacy : a new equilibrium? by Luciano Floridi( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the latest research on the challenges and solutions affecting the equilibrium between freedom of speech, freedom of information, information security, and the right to informational privacy. Given the complexity of the topics addressed, the book shows how old legal and ethical frameworks may need to be not only updated, but also supplemented and complemented by new conceptual solutions. Neither a conservative attitude ('more of the same') nor a revolutionary zeal ('never seen before') is likely to lead to satisfactory solutions. Instead, more reflection and better conceptual design are needed, not least to harmonise different perspectives and legal frameworks internationally. The focus of the book is on how we may reconcile high levels of information security with robust degrees of informational privacy, also in connection with recent challenges presented by phenomena such as 'big data' and security scandals, as well as new legislation initiatives, such as those concerning 'the right to be forgotten' and the use of personal data in biomedical research. The book seeks to offer analyses and solutions of the new tensions, in order to build a fair, shareable, and sustainable balance in this vital area of human interactions. "--Back cover
Sextus Empiricus : the transmission and recovery of pyrrhonism by Luciano Floridi( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sextus Empiricus is one of the most influential authors in the history of skepticism and a fundamental source of information on ancient philosophy. This is the first comprehensive and detailed study of the recovery, transmission, and influence of Sextus' works from late antiquity to the early modern period. The extant writings of Sextus summarize, structure, and modify the arguments of other Skeptics, providing a consistent defense of Pyrrhonism as a philosophical position. Luciano Floridi reconstructs and analyzes the rich history of Sextus' manuscript tradition, bringing to light a wealth of information on the reception of Pyrrhonism. This volume also includes a discussion of Sextus' biography, an analysis of two previously unknown manuscript translations, a full bibliography of editions, translations, and commentaries, and four appendices examining the manuscripts and their translations. This book will interest scholars in a variety of disciplines concerned with the history of ideas and how skeptical themes have been transmitted from classical antiquity to our present era."--Jacket
The philosophy of Information quality by Luciano Floridi( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work fulfills the need for a conceptual and technical framework to improve understanding of Information Quality (IQ) and Information Quality standards. The meaning and practical implementation of IQ are addressed, as it is relevant to any field where there is a need to handle data and issues such as accessibility, accuracy, completeness, currency, integrity, reliability, timeliness, usability, the role of metrics and so forth are all a part of Information Quality. In order to support the cross-fertilization of theory and practice, the latest research is presented in this book. The perspectives of experts from beyond the origins of IQ in computer science are included: library and information science practitioners and academics, philosophers of information, of engineering and technology, and of science are all contributors to this volume. The chapters in this volume are based on the work of a collaborative research project involving the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Google and led by Professor Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford. This work will be of interest to anyone handling data, including those from commercial, public, governmental and academic organizations. The expert editors' contributions introduce issues of interest to scientists, database curators and philosophers, even though the issues may be disguised in the language and examples common to a different discipline
Scepticism and the foundation of epistemology : a study in the metalogical fallacies by Luciano Floridi( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can knowledge provide its own justification? This sceptical challenge - known as the problem of the criterion - is one of the major issues in the history of epistemology, and this volume provides its first comprehensive study, in a span of time that goes from Sextus Empiricus to Quine. After an essential introduction to the notions of knowledge and of philosophy of knowledge, the book provides a detailed reconstruction of the history of the problem. There follows a conceptual analysis of its logical features, and a comparative examination of a phenomenology of solutions that have been suggested in the course of the history of philosophy in order to overcome it, from Descartes to Popper. In this context, an indirect approach to the problem of the criterion is defended as the most successful strategy against the sceptical challenge
Group privacy : new challenges of data technologies by Linnet Taylor( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of the book is to present the latest research on the new challenges of data technologies. It will offer an overview of the social, ethical and legal problems posed by group profiling, big data and predictive analysis and of the different approaches and methods that can be used to address them. In doing so, it will help the reader to gain a better grasp of the ethical and legal conundrums posed by group profiling. The volume first maps the current and emerging uses of new data technologies and clarifies the promises and dangers of group profiling in real life situations. It then balances this with an analysis of how far the current legal paradigm grants group rights to privacy and data protection, and discusses possible routes to addressing these problems. Finally, an afterword gathers the conclusions reached by the different authors and discuss future perspectives on regulating new data technologies
The ethics of biomedical big data by Brent Daniel Mittelstadt( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents cutting edge research on the new ethical challenges posed by biomedical Big Data technologies and practices. 'Biomedical Big Data' refers to the analysis of aggregated, very large datasets to improve medical knowledge and clinical care. The book describes the ethical problems posed by aggregation of biomedical datasets and re-use/re-purposing of data, in areas such as privacy, consent, professionalism, power relationships, and ethical governance of Big Data platforms. Approaches and methods are discussed that can be used to address these problems to achieve the appropriate balance between the social goods of biomedical Big Data research and the safety and privacy of individuals. Seventeen original contributions analyse the ethical, social and related policy implications of the analysis and curation of biomedical Big Data, written by leading experts in the areas of biomedical research, medical and technology ethics, privacy, governance and data protection. The book advances our understanding of the ethical conundrums posed by biomedical Big Data, and shows how practitioners and policy-makers can address these issues going forward
The Routledge handbook of philosophy of information by Luciano Floridi( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information and communication technology occupies a central place in the modern world, with society becoming increasingly dependent on it every day. It is therefore unsurprising that it has become a growing subject area in contemporary philosophy, which relies heavily on informational concepts. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information is an outstanding reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided by four parts: Basic ideas, Quantitative and formal aspects, Natural and physical aspects, Human and semantic aspects. Within these sections central issues are examined, including probablility, the logic of information, informational metaphysics, the philosophy of data and evidence, and the epistemic value of information. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, computer science and communication studies. -- from back cover
The responsibilities of online service providers( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume focuses on the responsibilities of online service providers (OSPs) in contemporary societies. It examines the complexity and global dimensions of the rapidly evolving and serious challenges posed by the exponential development of Internet services and resources. It looks at the major actors -- such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo! -- and their significant influence on the informational environment and users' interactions within it, as well as the responsibilities and liabilities such influence entails. It discusses the position of OSPs as information gatekeepers and how they have gone from offering connecting and information-sharing services to paying members to providing open, free infrastructure and applications that facilitate digital expression and the communication of information. The book seeks consensus on the principles that should shape OSPs' responsibilities and practices, taking into account business ethics and policies. Finally, it discusses the rights of users and international regulations that are in place or currently lacking."--Publisher's website
Iter Italicum accedunt alia itinera : a database of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries by Paul Oskar Kristeller( )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Latin and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzeichnis humanistischer Handschriften der Renaissance in den Bibliotheken und Sammlungen Italiens und der übrigen Länder der Erde
Internet by Luciano Floridi( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in French and Italian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le première partie porte sur la structure physique d'Internet et sa nature numérique, et une brève histoire du réseau. La seconde partie est centrée sur Internet en tant que véhicule de l'information considérée comme un bien marchand
Philosophy of computing and information : 5 questions by Luciano Floridi( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Philosophy and computing : an introduction
Philosophy and computing : an introductionThe philosophy of informationThe Cambridge handbook of information and computer ethicsThe Blackwell guide to the philosophy of computing and informationSextus Empiricus : the transmission and recovery of pyrrhonismScepticism and the foundation of epistemology : a study in the metalogical fallaciesIter Italicum accedunt alia itinera : a database of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other librariesPhilosophy of computing and information : 5 questions
Alternative Names
Floridi, Luciano

Floridi, Luciano Ludovico 1964-

Lucano Floridi

Luciano Floridi filòsof italià

Luciano Floridi filosof italian

Luciano Floridi filósofo italiano

Luciano Floridi Itaalia filosoof

Luciano Floridi Italiaans filosoof

Luciano Floridi italialainen filosofi

Luciano Floridi Italian philosopher

Luciano Floridi italienischer Philosoph

Luciano Floridi italiensk filosof, Oxford Universitet

Luciano Floridi philosophe italien

Lucianus Floridi

Λουτσιάνο Φλορίντι

Лучано Флориди

Флориди, Лучано

لوچانو فلوریدی دانشمند علوم کامپیوتر و فیلسوف ایتالیایی

লুচিয়ানো ফ্লোরিদি

লুচিয়ানো ফ্লোরিদি ইতালীয় দার্শনিক

플로리디, 루치아노 1964-

フロリディ, ルチアーノ



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