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The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

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2019.12.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Luciano Floridi, The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design, Oxford University Press, 2019, 240pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780198833635. Reviewed by Carlo Penco, University of Genoa, and Margherita Benzi, University of Eastern Piedmont Luciano Floridi elucidated and popularized the ideas of Infosphere, Philosophy of information, The Ethics of Information and Fourth Revolution. The present book has a more ambitious program then the previous ones: a proposed new foundation for philosophy. With Descartes and Kant, epistemology became central replacing the old Aristotelian metaphysics. With Frege's and Wittgenstein's linguistic turn, logic, in the form of a theory of meaning, became central as Dummett and Davidson suggested. With Williamson, metaphysics was again central. Floridi suggests abandoning any representationalist view in order to develop a philosophy of information as conceptual design. Is this a real revolution or just proposing old ideas in a new form? Actually, Rorty had already attacked the centrality of the "representational view" of philosophy in Philosophy... Read More

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