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Synthese December 2013, Volume 190, Issue 18, pp 4331-4359

The special issue of Philosophy & Technology on 'Online Security and Civil Rights'  is now available on SpringerLink


 "Lifting Barriers to Empower the Future of Information Law and Ethics" Thessaloniki, Greece, May 30-31, 2014

Version 1.0 for 2013 of our Introduction to the Philosophy of Information is now available as a pdf. The content of this version will soon be integrated in the redesign of the teaching-section.


At the dawn of the information age, a proper understanding of information and how it relates to matter and energy is of utmost importance for the survival of civilisation. Yet, attempts to reconcile information concepts underlying science and technology with those en vogue in social science, humanities, and arts are rather rare. This book offers a new approach, departing from fragmented information concepts.

The program of the workshop on Ethics of cyber conflcit is available here  http://ccdcoe.org/438.html

Event date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 21:00 to Friday, November 22, 2013 - 13:00

In this article, I offer an outline of the papers comprising the special issue. I also provide a brief overview of its topic, namely, the friction between cyber security measures and individual rights.