Have just been reading Philosophy and information studies, a comprehensive paper surveying work in the philosophy of information and philosophical work in information studies.
Archive for August, 2010
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The Philosopher’s Magazine (TPM) has just made freely available Luciano Floridi’s contribution to its special edition 50th issue: Ideas of the century: The philosophy of information.
The Nordic Research School in Information Studies is hosting a course in Philosophy of Information.
Though not something that I deliberately worked towards, I realise that much of the work I have done or am doing is in areas either initiated or influenced by Jaakko Hintikka.
A small point concerning the derivation of Hintikka’s axiom of transmission in a logic of being informed.
Just discovered this interesting site: problemata.com
From the about section: “Problemata is a question bank. It is a repository of questions on various topics, together with answers and hints for the questions.”
Details for an upcoming talk I am giving:
Title: A Logic for Agent-Oriented Relevance
Abstract: Relevance here is taken to be agent-oriented/epistemic, where the relevance of a piece of information is determined in terms of how well it satisfies an agent’s request, how well it answers their question. A logic is given in which a relevance operator (Ra) is defined and investigated; Rai means something like ‘the piece of information i is relevant to agent a’. The erotetic foundation for this logic is Hintikka’s approach to analysing questions as requests for information in terms of epistemic modal logic, which is then combined with a logic of intention.
Location: Melbourne University Logic Seminar Series, September 17th.