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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

1st CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Inforgs and the Infosphere: Themes from Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence


The Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (JETAI) 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 volume.

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 

   http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tf/0952813X.html 

Note, however, that papers should be sent directly to the editor at afbeavers@gmail.com 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 Assessment 
,
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 Ontology
,
Synthese 168.1, 151-178, 2009.

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

How to Do Philosophy Informationally

How to Do Philosophy Informationally

(with 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 Lives 

The Information Society 23.1, 59-64, 2007.

Information - A Very Short Introduction

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Information Ethics

Information Ethics, its Nature and Scope in Moral 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: http://www.philosophyofinformation.net/


Light AI

Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction. London - New York: Routledge, 1999.

The Philosophy of Information as a Conceptual Framework 

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: http://www.philosophyofinformation.net/


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 Introduction

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


The Knowledge Game: Floridi's Test for AI

Consciousness, Agents and the Knowledge Game 

Minds and Machines 15.3-4, 415-444, 2005.

The Philosophy of Information - Ten Years Later 

replies to the articles published in a special issue edited by P. Allo, 
"LucianoFloridi and the Philosophy of Information," Metaphilosophy 41.3, 2010.

The Method of Levels of Abstraction

The Method of Levels of Abstraction

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 Lives 

The Information Society 23.1, 59-64, 2007.

Information - A Very Short Introduction

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

 The Symbol Grounding Problem

A Praxical Solution of the Symbol Grounding Problem 

(with M. Taddeo), Minds and Machines 17.4, 369-389, 2007.

 The Symbol Grounding Problem: a Critical Review of Fifteen Years of Research 

(with M. Taddeo), Journal of Experimental andTheoretical Artificial Intelligence 17.4, 
419-445, 2005.

The Philosophy of Information as a Whole

The Philosophy of Information

Oxford, 2011.



Anthony F. Beavers, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Director of Cognitive Science and the Digital Humanities Laboratory The University of Evansville 
http://faculty.evansville.edu/tb2/

President, International Association for Computing and Philosophy http://ia-cap.org