Information and Philosophy: Personal Identity, Knowledge, Ethics

PHIL310

What is information? How does it shape human life? How does it structure modern society? Investigates mathematical and conceptual theories of information and connects them to traditional and new problems of philosophy: communication and meaning, the informational nature of mind and cognition, knowledge, the nature of personal identity in the information age, the structure of the information society, and information ethics. Reflects broadly on the philosophical methodology of philosophy of information and contrasts it with alternative approaches to philosophical problems. One course.

Cross Listings
ISIS 310
Curriculum Codes
STS, SS, EI, CZ