This is the first interdisciplinary exploration of the philosophical foundations of the Web, a new area of inquiry that has important implications across a range of domains.
- Contains twelve essays that bridge the fields of philosophy, cognitive science, and phenomenology
- Tackles questions such as the impact of Google on intelligence and epistemology, the philosophical status of digital objects, ethics on the Web, semantic and ontological changes caused by the Web, and the potential of the Web to serve as a genuine cognitive extension
- Brings together insightful new scholarship from well-known analytic and continentalphilosophers, such as Andy Clark and Bernard Stiegler, as well as rising scholars in “digital native” philosophy and engineering
- Includes an interview with Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web
Keywords: Philosophical engineering, computer science, Tim Berners-Lee, cognitive science, analytic philosophy, phenomenology, ontology, digital native, philosophy of technology, new media, world wide web, internet, WWW, computer programmers, artificial intelligence, AI, virtual worlds, 20th Century Philosophy, Social Philosophy, 20th Century Philosophy, Social Philosophy