Luciano Floridi


Laurea, Rome University “La Sapienza”, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Warwick, M.A. Oxford.

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire – where he holds the Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair of Information and Computer Ethics – and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, where he is the founder and director of the IEG, Oxford University Information Ethics research Group.
In 2006, he was elected President of IACAP (International Association for Computing And Philosophy). In 2009, he became the first philosopher to be elected Gauss Professor by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. Still in 2009, he was awarded the Barwise Prize by the American Philosophical Association in recognition of his research on the philosophy of information, and was elected Fellow of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour. In 2010 he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s new journal Philosophy & Technology. He is currently the PI of the AHRC-funded project “The Construction of Personal Identities Online” and of the Marie Curie Fellowship Grant on "The Ethics of Information Warfare: Risks, Rights and Responsibilities" (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF).

Floridi is best known for his foundational research on two areas of research: Information Ethics and the Philosophy of Information. His research interests include the Philosophy of Information, Information and Computer Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Logic and the History and Philosophy of Scepticism.
He has published over a hundred articles in these areas in many anthologies and in such peer-reviewed journals as Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Erkenntnis, Ethics and Information Technology, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Journal of the History of Ideas, Metaphilosophy, Minds and Machines, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Social Epistemology, Synthese and Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie.

He 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 the editor of the Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information (Oxford - New York: Blackwell, 2004).
His most recent books are: The Philosophy of Information (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Information – A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010), and the Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2010). His next book is entitled The Fourth Revolution – The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Our Lives (OUP, 2012). His works have been translated into Chinese, French, Greek, Japanese, Hungarian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

See also Philosophy of Information and Wikipedia page.