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de Bruin B, Floridi L. The Ethics of Cloud Computing. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2016. doi:10.1007/s11948-016-9759-0.
Floridi L. The Ethics of Information. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2013:384. Available at:
Floridi L. Information Quality. Philosophy & Technology. 2013;26(1):1-6. doi:10.1007/s13347-013-0101-3.
Floridi L. Information: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2010:152. Available at:
Explores a concept 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
Floridi L. Against digital ontology. 2009:28. doi:10.1007/s11229-008-9334-6.
Floridi L. The Information Society and Its Philosophy: Introduction to the Special Issue on "The Philosophy of Information, its Nature and Future Developments". -. 2009:12. Available at:
The article introduces the special issue dedicated to "The Philosophy of Information, its Nature and Future Developments". It outlines the origins of the information society and then briefly discusses the definition of the Philosophy of Information, the possibility of reconciling nature and technology, the informational turn as a fourth revolution (after Copernicus, Darwin and Freud) and the metaphysics of the infosphere.
Floridi L. Philosophical Conceptions of Information. -. 2009:41. Available at:
Information is notoriously a polymorphic phenomenon and a polysemantic concept so, as an explicandum, it can be associated with several explanations, depending on the level of abstraction adopted and the cluster of requirements and desiderata orientating a theory. The reader may wish to keep this in mind while reading this article, where some schematic simplifications and interpretative decisions will be inevitable.