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Interview with Luciano Floridi

posted Mar 6, 2010, 4:45 PM by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated Mar 24, 2010, 8:47 AM ]
Francisco Salto
IntervieweeLuciano Floridi
Started: 5/3/2010
To be finished: 15/3/2010

For many of us considering the job of doing philosophy as that of making arguments, Luciano Floridi offers highest argumentive standards on main open problems concerning information logic, ontology and ethics. Preliminary scattered hints of those problems are here discussed. Full records of papers and further materials are available on his website.

Which is in your view the essence of structural realism concerning informational phenomena? How would you locate your contributions in the general philosophical landscape of realisms and its alternatives?


How can informational content be both a natural, formal and semantical phenomenon?


How would you sketch your main contributions to the ontology of information? Which is the upshot of your arguments, kantian and floridian, against digital ontology? Is informational identity dependent in your view of a given level of abstraction?


In your "global information ethics" you propose a minimal ontology to overcome the misunderstanding at a global level concerning ethical principles. How could such ontology be practically achieved (considering social and political hindrances)? Could it be enough to tackle complex problems arisen within intercultural interaction? 


Can you sketch the state of the art concerning measurement of information in its distintc dimensions?


Which, if any, is in your opinion the shape of problems, tasks and resources characterizing the scientific and academic field of Information Science?