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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on "Themes from Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of AI"

The Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence Title: Inforgs and the Infosphere: Themes from Luciano Floridi?s Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence Guest Editor: Anthony Beavers

Details: The philosophy of artificial intelligence is undergoing
significant transformation in the wake of new technologies and conceptual
developments that are having an increasingly widespread impact on the shape
of society and human life more generally. Luciano Floridi?s research on the
philosophy and ethics of information represents an innovative and fruitful
approach to the unprecedented philosophical issues that are arising as a
consequence. Since the early nineties, the scope, impact and importance of
Floridi?s philosophy of information has grown steadily. The goals of this
special issue are to focus on Floridi?s contributions to the philosophy of
AI, to provide a systematic analysis of his philosophy and ethics of
information in connection with the philosophy of AI, and to stimulate
debate on the most distinctive and controversial views that Floridi has
defended in this context.

Possible topics (with references to Floridi?s work) to be covered by this
issue are enumerated below. Papers are requested on any of these themes,
though due consideration will be given to other topics as well with
priority given on those with a direct connection to AI. The edition will
close with an essay from Floridi that will respond to issues raised in this

Papers may be anywhere from 6,000 to 20,000 words in length. They should be
formatted in the standard Jetai format. See the Instructions for Authors on or visit
Note, however, that papers should be sent directly to the editor at indicating that the paper is a submission for JETAI in
the subject line. Please do not submit to the ScholarOne submission site.

  Possible Topics with Reference to Floridi's Texts

AI and the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web vs. Web 2.0: a Philosophical
Episteme 6, 25-37, 2009.

Digital vs. Analog Ontology

Informational Realism
 in Computers
and Philosophy 2003: Selected Papers from the Computing and Philosophy
Conference (CAP 2003), 7-12, edited by J. Weckert. and Y. Al-Saggaf.
Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology 37, 2004.

Against Digital
Synthese 168.1, 151-178, 2009.

  A Defence of Informational Structural
Synthese 161.2, 219-253, 2008.

  How to Do Philosophy Informationally

How to Do Philosophy
G. M. Greco, G. Paronitti and M. Turilli), Lecture
Notes on Artificial Intelligence3782, 623?634, 2005.

Humans as Inforgs

A look into the Future Impact of ICT on Our
The Information Society 23.1, 59-64, 2007.

  Information - A Very Short
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Information Ethics

Information Ethics, its Nature and
Philosophy and Information Technology, 40-65, edited by J. van den Hoven
and J. Weckert. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

  Check web site for specific topics:

Light AI

Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction. London - New York: Routledge,

  The Philosophy of Information as a Conceptual
replies to articles published in a special issue edited by H. Demir,
"Luciano Floridi`s Philosophy of Technology: Critical Reflections," Knowledge,
Technology and Policy 23.1-2, 2010.

Online Identities

Check web site for specific topics:

The Fourth Revolution

Artificial Intelligence?s New Frontier: Artificial Companions and the
Fourth Revolution,
Metaphilosophy 39.4/5, 651-655, 2008.

  Information - A Very Short
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

The Knowledge Game: Floridi?s Test for AI

Consciousness, Agents and the Knowledge
Minds and Machines 15.3-4, 415-444, 2005.

  The Philosophy of Information - Ten Years
replies to the articles published in a special issue edited by P. Allo,
"LucianoFloridi and the Philosophy of Information," Metaphilosophy 41.3,

The Method of Levels of Abstraction

The Method of Levels of
Minds and Machines 18.3, 303-329, 2008.

The Nature of Artificial Agents

Artificial Intelligence?s New Frontier: Artificial Companions and the
Fourth Revolution,
Metaphilosophy 39.4-5, 651-655, 2008.

The Nature of the Infosphere

A look into the Future Impact of ICT on Our
The Information Society 23.1, 59-64, 2007.

  Information - A Very Short
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

  The Symbol Grounding Problem

A Praxical Solution of the Symbol Grounding
M. Taddeo), Minds
and Machines 17.4, 369-389, 2007.

  The Symbol Grounding Problem: a Critical Review of Fifteen Years of
M. Taddeo), Journal
of Experimental andTheoretical Artificial Intelligence 17.4, 419-445, 2005.

The Philosophy of Information as a Whole

The Philosophy of
Oxford, 2011.

Anthony F. Beavers, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Director of Cognitive Science and the Digital Humanities Laboratory
The University of Evansville

President, International Association for Computing and Philosophy