2009/07/09-Nuestro colega Luciano Floridi publicará próximamente dos libros de gran interés para el concepto de información

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 9 jul. 2009 13:49 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 22 jul. 2010 15:50 ]
En “Information”, perteneciente a la famosa serie de Oxford University Press “a very short introduction”, recorre sintética pero rigurosamente los aspectos matemáticos, semánticos, físicos, biológicos, económicos y éticos de la información. En “The philosophy of information” explora los principales problemas filosóficos relativos a los fenómenos informativos y presenta tanto enfoques originales como muchas de las alternativas y soluciones más relevantes. Sin duda una contribución singular a los problemas de fundamentación que se encuentran en el núcleo de nuestra elucidación.
 
Con ánimo de conocer nuestra opinión y servir de material de discusión para el proyecto, Luciano desea compartir su trabajo –en versión preeliminar- con los miembros de BITrum. El autor agradece de antemano cualquier comentario, crítica o discusión relativa a estos textos, cuyos contenidos creemos que pueden ser de gran valor en el contexto de la dilucidación interdisciplinar que nos proponemos. Desde la coordinación del proyecto deseamos agradecer muy cordialmente este gesto de confianza y de participación de contenidos tan valiosos. En el portal privado se dejan al alcance de los miembros los mencionados textos y se ruega sean usados con máximo cuidado... Congratulazioni caro Luciano!
 
Information. A very short introduction
Author first words: “The goal of this volume is to provide an outline of what information is, of its manifold nature, of the roles that it plays in several scientific contexts, and of the social and ethical issues raised by its growing importance. The outline is necessarily selective, or it would be neither very short nor introductory. But my hope is that it will still help the reader to make sense of the large variety of informational phenomena with which we deal on a daily basis, and hence of the information society in which we live…”
Contents: Introduction; 1) The information revolution; 2) the language of information; 3) Mathematical information; 4) Semantic information; 5) Physical information; 6) Biological information; 7) Economic information; 8) The ethics of information; Conclusion: the marriage of physis and techne.
 
The philosophy of information
Author first words: “This book brings together the outcome of ten years of research. It is based on a simple project, which I begun to pursue towards the end of the nineties: information is a crucial concept, which deserves a serious, philosophical investigation. So the book lays down the conceptual foundations of a new area of research: the philosophy of information. It does so systematically, by pursuing three goals. The first is metatheoretical […,] what the philosophy of information is, its problems, and its method of levels of abstraction. […,] The second goal is introductory [… exploring] the complex and multifarious nature of several informational concepts and phenomena. The third goal is constructive […] some classic philosophical questions, by approaching them informationally […]”
Contents: 1) What is philosophy of information; 2) Open Problems in the Philosophy of Information; 3) The Methods of Levels of Abstraction; 4) Semantic Information and the Veridicality Thesis; 5) Outline of a Theory of Strongly Semantic Information; 6) The Symbol Grounding Problem; 7) Action-Based Semantics; 8) Semantic Information and the Correctness Theory of Truth; 9) The Logical Unsolvability of the Gettier Problem; 10) The Logic of Being Informed; 11) Understanding Epistemic Relevance; 12) Semantic Information and the Network Theory of Account; 13) Consciousness, Agents and the Knowledge Game; 14) Against Digital Ontology; 15) A Defence of Informational Structural Realism.
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