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dc.contributor.authorFloridi, L.
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dc.date.issued2012-07-28
dc.identifier.citationFloridi , L 2012 , ' Turing's three philosophical lessons and the philosophy of information ' , Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences , vol. 370 , no. 1971 , pp. 3536-3542 . https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2011.0325
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dc.description.abstractIn this article, I outline the three main philosophical lessons that we may learn from Turing's work, and how they lead to a new philosophy of information. After a brief introduction, I discuss his work on the method of levels of abstraction (LoA), and his insistence that questions could be meaningfully asked only by specifying the correct LoA. I then look at his second lesson, about the sort of philosophical questions that seem to be most pressing today. Finally, I focus on the third lesson, concerning the new philosophical anthropology that owes so much to Turing's work. I then show how the lessons are learned by the philosophy of information. In the conclusion, I draw a general synthesis of the points made, in view of the development of the philosophy of information itself as a continuation of Turing's work. This journal is © 2012 The Royal Society.en
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dc.subjectphilosophical anthropology
dc.subjectfourth revolution
dc.subjectlevel of abstraction
dc.subjectShannon
dc.subjectphilosophy of information
dc.titleTuring's three philosophical lessons and the philosophy of informationen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPhilosophy
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