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I share the news with sadness for the loss of a great philosopher and colleague, certainly a pioneer in our field.
I wonder whether the Society may do something to celebrate his work.
All the best,


Very sad news for the philosophical community at large, and for the Philosophy of Information community in particular. Professor Dretske has passed away. 


List of accepted papers online. Visit http://hapoc2013.sciencesconf.org/

Event date: 
Monday, October 28, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, October 31, 2013 (All day)


The phenomenon of digital computation is explained (often differently) in computer science, computer engineering and more broadly in cognitive science. Although the semantics and implications of malfunctions have received attention in the philosophy of biology and philosophy of technology, errors in computational systems remain of interest only to computer science. Miscomputation has not gotten the philosophical attention it deserves. Our paper fills this gap by offering a taxonomy of miscomputations...

From: http://litwinbooks.com/award.php

1. Nature of the Award
1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.), with potential connection to a variety of other disciplines (linguistics, media studies, psychology, cognitive science, information science, etc.).

This short presentation for Youtube Channel "Computerphile" has just been released. Two more episodes to come...

This one is on Hyperhistory and Cyberwar and it lasts less than 6 minutes. Getting better at getting shorter 8-)


Hyper History and Cyber War - Computerphile

Review of "Information and living systems: Philosophical and scientific perspectives." (George Terzis and Robert Arp, eds.) by Barton Moffatt published in Metascience 22(2): 379–382.

doi: 10.1007/s11016-013-9803-5

Review of Luciano Floridi's "The Philosophy of Information" by Mike Dunn, published in Metascience 22(1): 93–98.

doi: 10.1007/s11016-012-9679-9

The National Security Agency has declassified an eye-opening pre-history of computers used for code-breaking between the 1930s and 1960s. The 344 page report, entitled It Wasn't All Magic: The Early Struggle to Automate Cryptanalysis, is available on the Government Attic web site mirror here.


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