Member of the Science Advisory Committee

(Laurea, Rome University “La Sapienza”, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Warwick, M.A. Oxford) is Prof. of philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, where he holds the Research Chair in Philosophy of Information, and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford. He is the founder and director of the IEG, Oxford University Information Ethics research Group, and of the GPI, the University of Hertfordshire research Group in Philosophy of Information. In 2006, he was elected President of IACAP (International Association for Computing And Philosophy). He is the first philosopher to have been elected Gauss Professor by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. In 2009, the American Philosophical Association awarded him the Barwise Prize, in recognition of his research on the philosophy of information. Floridi is best known as the founder of two major areas of research: information ethics and the philosophy of information. His work is widespread and has been translated to many languages.

BITagora book review: “The Philosophy of Information”. Floridi lays down foundations of the new field; lecture report: The Fourth Revolution: The impact of Information Technology on our lives

Institutional Afiliation

Research Chair in Philosophy of Information, Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshired, United Kingdom

UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford, UK

Senior Member, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK

Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy, OUCL (Dept. of Computer Science), University of Oxford, UK

Coordinator of the IEG, the Information, Ethics interdepartmental research Group, University of Oxford, UK

Membership at the boards of scientific organisations in the field

Member, Executive Board of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT)

President, International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP)

Member of the Ethics Strategic Panel of the British Computer Society (BCS)

Scientific Board of the BITrum Research Group

Area editor (computing and information), Synthese  |  Associate editor (philosophy of information), The Information Society  |  Member, Editorial Boards of Ethics and Information Technology  |  Minds and Machines  |  International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction  |  Telematics & Informatics  |  Identity in the Information Society | TripleC

Some relevant publications

Information Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Philosophy of Information (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

(editor) The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Information – A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Guest editor of a special issue of  The Information Society, dedicated to “The Philosophy of Information, its Nature and Future Developments”. Volume 25, Number 3, May-June 2009.

Areas of interest

Philosophy of information, information and computer ethics, epistemology and philosophy of logic and the history and philosophy of scepticism.

More information

Personal webpage: <>

Contact: <l.floridi (at)>, <luciano.floridi (at)>

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