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We live in a society that is awash with information, but few of us really understand what information is. In this Very Short Introductionone 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.
Information: A Very Short Introduction | Oxford University Press
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. Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life’s most interesting topics.
Information: A Very Short Introduction
Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. Life in the infosphere 2.
The language of information 3. The measurement of information 4. The physics of information 5. The biology of information 6. The meaning of information 7.
The value of information 8. The ethics of information Conclusion. His most recent books are: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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Information: A Very Short Introduction – Luciano Floridi – Oxford University Press
A Very Short Introduction Luciano Floridi Very Short Introductions Explores a concept that is central to modern science and society, from thermodynamics and DNA to our use of the mobile phone and the Internet Considers concepts such as ‘Infoglut’ too much information to process and the emergence of an information society Addresses the meaning and value of information in science, sociology, and philosophy Raises the broader social and ethical issues relating to privacy, accessibility, and ownership of information Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series – millions of copies sold worldwide.
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