Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. Floridi holds a number of other positions, including Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at OII. He is also Professorial Fellow at Executer College, Oxford, and Professor of Philosophy at Oxford. Floridi studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Rome University, where he received his degree. He later received a master’s and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Warwick.
Though trained as a philosopher and logician, in his professional life Floridi has turned to issues in computer ethics and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), founding the study of information as knowledge, known as the philosophy of information. His work seeks to provide a basis for understanding the importance of information technology, which is now pervasive in our everyday lives. He has been at the forefront of discussions about the legal and ethical issues involving information systems and computers.
Floridi is a prolific writer, and among his many books is his latest, The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design, an exploration of the role of computational information in human knowledge. For his ongoing and central role in explaining the role of computation in our lives, Floridi is widely regarded as an influential voice in our attempts to understand the information systems which are of central importance to modern society.
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