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Luciano Floridi to return to Oxford

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Luciano Floridi has been appointed as the new OII's Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information. Professor Floridi is a Fellow of St Cross. He joined the Faculty of Philosophy in 1990 and the Department of Computer Science in 1999. He was Junior Research Fellow and then Research Fellow of Wolfson College between 1990 and 2001. Until his new appointment, he was UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics at the University of Hertfordshire. In Oxford, he will also be Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy at the Department of Computer Science. His areas of research include the philosophy of information, information and computer ethics, and the philosophy of technology. His most recent books include: The Fourth Revolution - How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (OUP, 2014); The Ethics of Information (OUP, 2013); The Philosophy of Information (OUP, 2011); Information A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010); and The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (edited for CUP, 2010).

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