The information society is upon us.

Blogs, crowd-based opinion aggregators, social media and breaking news wherever, whenever.

But are we more informed and rational because of it?

Infostorms

Infostorms

Vincent F. Hendricks & Pelle G. Hansen

The information society is upon us. New technologies have given us back-pocket libraries, online discussion forums, blogs, crowd-based opinion aggregators, social media and breaking news wherever, whenever. But are we more enlightened and rational because of it?

With points of departure in philosophy, logic, social psychology, economics and choice and game theory, Infostorms shows how information may be used to improve the quality of personal decision and group thinking but also warns against the informational pitfalls which modern information technology may amplify, from science to reality culture and from cyberbullying to what it really is, that makes you buy a book like this.

Authors

Vincent F. Hendricks

Vincent F. Hendricks is Professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. He is Director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation and was awarded the Elite Research Prize by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Roskilde Festival Elite Research Prize both in 2008.

He was Editor-in-Chief of Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science between 2005-2015.

Pelle Guldborg Hansen

Pelle Guldborg Hansen is Behavioral Researcher at Roskilde University; Director of ISSP — The Initiative of Science, Society & Policy at Roskilde University and University of Southern Denmark; and member of the Prevention Council of the Danish Diabetes Association.

He also heads the independent research group iNudgeYou and is chairman of the Danish Nudging Network and co-founder of TEN — The European Nudge Network.

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