References on Philosophy and Computing

Web Links on Philosophy and Computing

Books on Philosophy and Computing

Author Title Publisher Year Description
Bynum, Terrell Ward and Moor, James H. (eds) The Digital Phoenix: How Computers are Changing Philosophy Blackwell 1998 A collection of articles surveying some of the ways in which the development of Computing is influencing, or could influence, Philosophy.
Floridi, Luciano Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction Routledge 1999 An overview of the links between Computing and Philosophy, focusing particularly on Information Science.
Floridi, Luciano (ed) The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information Blackwell 2004 A rich resource of 26 essays on the connections between Computing and Philosophy.
Gillies, Donald Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method Oxford 1996 Explores the implications of machine learning and logic programming for current philosophical views of scientific method.
Moor, James H. and Bynum, Terrell Ward (eds) Cyber Philosophy Blackwell 2002 A follow-up collection of articles surveying some of the ways in which the development of Computing is influencing, or could influence, Philosophy.
Simon, Herbert A. The Sciences of the Artificial MIT 1981 A classic work, emphasising the novelty of studying complex artificial systems (e.g. Economics and Computer Science).
Sloman, Aaron The Computer Revolution in Philosophy: Philosophy, Science and Models of Mind Harvester 1978 Way ahead of its time, but still one of the most comprehensive overviews yet written about the potential impact on Philosophy of the development of Computing. Online edition.

Books on Computing and its History

Author Title Publisher Year Description
Biermann, Alan W. and Ramm, Dietolf Great Ideas in Computer Science with Java MIT 2002
Ceruzzi, Paul E. A History of Modern Computing MIT 2000
Swade, Doron The Cogwheel Brain Abacus 2001
Toole, Betty Alexandra Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers Strawberry Press 1998

Books on Computer and Information Ethics

Author Title Publisher Year Description
Ermann, M. David, Williams, Mary B., and Shauf, Michele S. (eds) Computers, Ethics, and Society Oxford 1997
Johnson, Deborah G. Computer Ethics Prentice Hall 2001
Wallach, Wendell and Allen, Colin Moral Machines: Teaching robots right from wrong Oxford 2008 Discusses practical and moral issues arising in a world increasingly controlled by automated systems. Includes discussion of some classic moral problems (e.g. trolley cases, wartime choices) from the perspective of designing robots.
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The Earth from the Moon