[TOPOI - An International Review of


Deadline for paper submissions: 1 August 2013.

Guest Editors:


The information revolution has been changing the world profoundly and irreversibly for some time now, at a breathtaking pace, and with an unprecedented scope, making the creation, management, and utilisation of information vital issues. Such revolution has brought enormous benefits and opportunities. However, it has also greatly outpaced our understanding of its foundations and consequences, and raised conceptual issues that are rapidly expanding, evolving, and becoming increasingly serious. Today, philosophy faces the challenge of providing a foundational treatment of the concepts and phenomena underlying the information revolution, in order to foster our understanding and guide the responsible construction of our information society. This challenge is met by the philosophy of information, a thriving new area of research that investigates the conceptual nature and basic principles of information, including its ethical consequences.


The issue will contain a selection of the best papers presented at the 5th Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, organised by the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics, in collaboration with the AHRC project ‘Understanding Information Quality Standards and their Challenges’ (2011-2013) and Google UK. The issue will be open to contributions dealing with any philosophical aspects of information, at the crossroads of epistemology, metaphysics, logic, philosophy of science, semantics, and ethics.


All papers will be subject to double-blind peer-review, following international standard practices. Manuscripts should be submitted exclusively through the Online Manuscript Submission System (Editorial Manager). Please save your manuscript in one of the formats supported by the system (e.g., Word, WordPerfect, RTF, TXT, LaTeX2E, TeX, Postscript, etc.), which does NOT include PDF. Make sure to select the appropriate article type for your submission by selecting PHILOSOPHY OF INFORMATION as the appropriate tab from the scroll-down menu.

For any further information please contact:

  • Luciano Floridi, l.floridi@herts.ac.uk or
  • Bert Baumgaertner bbaum@ucdavis.edu