In this unit we will explore the informational-turn in philosophy. We will investigate the nature of information itself, as well as information-based approaches to central philosophical issues across epistemology, metaphysics, logic, and semantics. We will also examine the role played by information in the sciences, as well as the socio-ethical impact of information-based technologies including web-based communication platforms, the impact of remote/autonomous systems such as drones and facial recognition on freedom and agency, data-as-labour vs data-as-capital, and the weaponisation of information itself.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2500wd Final essay (50%), 1x2000wd Mid-semester essay (50%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in the Philosophy major