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Published: 25 February 2010

152 Pages | 15 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199551378

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Information: A Very Short Introduction

Luciano Floridi

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores a concept central to modern science and society, from thermodynamics and DNA to our use of the mobile phone and the Internet
  • Considers concepts such as 'Infoglut' (too much information to process) and the emergence of an <i>information society</i>
  • Addresses the meaning and value of information in science, sociology, and philosophy
  • Raises the broader social and ethical issues relating to privacy, accessibility, and ownership of information