Luciano Floridi

Luciano Floridi nsIn science, Luciano Floridi (1964-) is an Italian philosopher noted for his philosophy of computing and information theory in relation to ethics, e.g. entropy ethics, where he incorporates a view, similar to Norbert Wiener, that entropy, as a form of lost information (entropy (information) or information entropy), is a type of “natural evil” that can harm or destroy anything that anyone might value; although supposedly he didn’t derive his entropy theory off of Weiner. [1]

Floridi’s principles of information ethics:
See main: Laws of information
In recent years, modeled in theme on the four laws of thermodynamics, what have come to be known as “Floridi’s four principles of information ethics” are as follows: [2]

0. Information entropy ought not to be caused in the infosphere.
1. Information entropy ought to be prevented in the infosphere.
2. Information entropy ought to be removed from the infosphere.
3. The flourishing of information entities as well as of the whole infosphere ought to be promoted by preserving, cultivating and enriching their properties.

References
1. Hoven, Jeroen and Weckert, John. (2008). Information Technology and Moral Philosophy (Keyword: Floridi, Entropy, pgs. 3, 17-18, 21, 47-48, 58-59, 61, 64, 401-05). Cambridge University Press.
2. Medina, Tom and Britz, Johannes J. (2004). Information Ethics in the Electronic Age: Current Issues in Africa and the World (pg. 151). McFarland.

Further reading
● Floridi, Luciano and Sanders, J.W. (1999). “Entropy as Evil in Information Ethics”, Etica & Politica, special issue on Computer Ethics, 1.2. Oxford University, Computing Laboratory, Programming Research Group Technical Report TR-5-00.
● Floridi, Luciano. (1999). Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction (keywords: thermodynamics, pg. 208, entropy, pg. 145). Routledge.
● Floridi, Luciano and Sanders, J.W. (2004). “On the Morality of Artificial Agents” (Abstract), Minds and Machines. Springer.
● Floridi, Luciano. (2007). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information (keywords: Entropy, pgs. 18, 33, 47, 51-53, 57-59, 61, 185, 356; Thermodynamics, pg. 53). Blackwell Publishing.

External links
Luciano Floridi (publications) – PhilosophyOfComputing.net

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