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Ethics and Information Technology

Ethics and Information Technology, Springer, has published a special issue in two numbers dedicated to “Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Information and Information Ethics: Critical Reflections and the State of the Art”, edited by Charles Ess. Volume 10, Numbers 2-3, 2008. EIT is the most important and influential, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the dialogue between moral philosophy and the field of information and communication technology. This is the first time it dedicates a special issue to a researcher’s achievements.

The special issue comprises ten articles by some of the most important researchers in the area and a final reply by Floridi:

1. Charles Ess, Luciano Floridi’s philosophy of information and information ethics: Critical reflections and the state of the art

2. Bernd Carsten Stahl, Discourses on information ethics: The claim to universality

3. Philip Brey, Do we have moral duties towards information objects?

4. Frances S. Grodzinsky, Keith W. Miller and Marty J. Wolf, The ethics of designing artificial agents

5. Deborah G. Johnson and Keith W. Miller, Un-making artificial moral agents

6. Dan L. Burk, Information ethics and the law of data representations

7. Alison Adam, Ethics for things

8. Herman T. Tavani, Floridi’s ontological theory of informational privacy: Some implications and challenges

9. Rafael Capurro, On Floridi’s metaphysical foundation of information ecology

10. Soraj Hongladarom, Floridi and Spinoza on global information ethics

11. Luciano Floridi, Information Ethics: A Reappraisal (foreword to replies and replies, preprint freely available from

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