Humanities
Logic and critical thinking

Phil 210

Columbia College

Question Description

Read thoroughly “Why Information Matters” by Luciano Floridi, and write an essay discussing the main ideas of the article and your response to them.

The essay should be 2-3 pages in length for the body of the paper, and cover all key points in Floridi’s article. Use APA, MLA, or Chicago style for citing your source(s) and formatting the essay.


  • Chapter 1: sections 1.1, 1.3, 1.4
  • Chapter 2: sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
  • Lecture: The Importance of Logic and Critical Thinking: A Guide to Basic Concepts
  • Floridi, Luciano.Why Information Matters opens in a new windowThe New Atlantis, Winter, 201

Final Answer

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Running head: PHYLOSOPHY

Why information matters
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PHYLOSOPHY

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Main ideas
The article simply talks about the need to upgrade our philosophy; the philosophic skills
used in the past are still in use to date without updating making most people view philosophy as
unnecessary in the current world. The reality however is that even in the current world full of
hunger, way, terrorism and lack of respect for human rights and others. Philosophy should not be
avoided but rather upgraded to contribute to a better world. In this article, Luciano Floridi uses
the analogy of a computer which in its initial stages serves the user very well, but with old age,
its performance seems to progressively degrade. The slowdown performance can be accounted to
by many reasons. Al...

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