Understanding Luciano Floridi's Metaphysical Theory of Information Ethics: A Critical Appraisal and an Alternative Neo-Gewirthian Information Ethics

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Abstract

Being beyond the scope of this short paper and unavoidably constrained by space, I can but offer the briefest of expositions of Floridi's rich and complex theory, but hopefully I can at least provide in a summarized form the direction and main rationale of that theory and importantly not misconstrue it in the process. In addition, I shall offer some well intentioned and hopefully helpful critical observations and then proceed to offer an alternative approach to IE based on Alan Gewirth's rationalist ethical theory, specifically his argument for the foundational moral principle of morality, the Principle of Generic Consistency (PGC), extended and adapted for that purpose.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalAPA Newsletters
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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