Abstraction, Law, and Freedom in Computer Science

Timothy R Colburn, Gary Shute

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPutting Information First
Subtitle of host publicationLuciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages97-115
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781444338676
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2011

Keywords

  • Computer science, creating its own subject matter - programs, algorithms, data structures
  • Computer science, interaction patterns - among computational abstractions
  • Concept of "law" in scientific - rather than the legal, sense
  • Concept of law in computer science - and modern epistemology
  • Floridi's idea of a gradient of abstractions - a goa constructed from a set of moderated loas
  • Flow metaphor, pervasive - finding its way into systems programming
  • Interplay of freedom and constraint
  • Luciano floridi's work in philosophy of information - role of law in computer science
  • Methodology, abstraction, law and freedom - in computer science
  • Ultimate nature of computational reality - being, of course, informational

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Colburn, T. R., & Shute, G. (2011). Abstraction, Law, and Freedom in Computer Science. In Putting Information First: Luciano Floridi and the Philosophy of Information (pp. 97-115). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444396836.ch7