Luciano Floridi

Luciano Floridi

Luciano Floridi (Laurea, Rome University “La Sapienza”, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Warwick, M.A. Oxford) is currently Markle Foundation Senior Research Fellow in Information Policy at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Oxford University, and Professor of Logic and Epistemology, Università degli Studi di Bari. He is the founder and coordinator of the IEG, the interdepartmental research group on the philosophy of information at Oxford University (http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/research/areas/ieg/), and the founder and director of SWIF, the Italian e-journal of philosophy (http://www.swif.it). He was recently elected Vice-President of IACAP (International Association for Computing And Philosophy, www.iacap.org). His major areas of research include the philosophy of computing and information, computer ethics, epistemology, and the history and philosophy of scepticism. He has published over sixty papers in these areas and is the author of Scepticism and the Foundation of Epistemology—A Study in the Metalogical Fallacies (Leiden: Brill, 1996); Internet—An Epistemological Essay (Milan: Il Saggiatore, 1997); Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction (London – New York: Routledge, 1999); Sextus Empiricus, The Recovery and Transmission of Pyrrhonism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002). He is editor of the Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information (Oxford - New York: Blackwell, 2004) and was consultant editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and of the Iter Italicum on CD-ROM. He is currently working on a new book entitled The Philosophy of Information, in which he hopes to provide the foundation for this new and exciting field of research.

http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/~floridi/