Information in the Philosophy of Computer Science

TitleInformation in the Philosophy of Computer Science
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsPrimiero, G
Book TitleThe Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information
Series VolumeRoutledge Handbooks in Philosophy
CityLondon and New York
ISBN Number9781138796935

During the last decade, the philosophy of computer science has carved an important space within the landscape of philosophical investigations. The range of questions and problems it addresses is wide and varied: the methodology of design, the ontology and semantics of computational artefacts, abstraction and implementation, to name a few. This chapter focuses strictly on the philosophical interpretation of the notion of information within computer science.