The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

Editor(s): Luciano Floridi

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631229186

Online ISBN: 9780470757017

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757017

About this Book

This Guide provides an ambitious state-of-the-art survey of the fundamental themes, problems, arguments and theories constituting the philosophy of computing.


  • A complete guide to the philosophy of computing and information.
  • Comprises 26 newly-written chapters by leading international experts.
  • Provides a complete, critical introduction to the field.
  • Each chapter combines careful scholarship with an engaging writing style.
  • Includes an exhaustive glossary of technical terms.
  • Ideal as a course text, but also of interest to researchers and general readers.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Four Concepts

  2. Part II: Computers in Society

  3. Part III: Mind and AI

  4. Part IV: Real and Virtual Worlds

  5. Part V: Language and Knowledge

  6. Part VI: Logic and Probability

  7. Part VII: Science and Technology

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