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Number 51 ~ Winter 2017

Special Issue: Information, Matter, and Life

Editor’s Note

Why Information Matters

Luciano Floridi on what philosophy and computer science can contribute to each other

The Limits of Information

Daniel N. Robinson on the gaps between scientific explanation and human experience

The Time of Our Lives

Raymond Tallis on physics, consciousness, and the arrow of information

What Is It Like to Know?

Ari N. Schulman on why we talk in circles about experience

Evolution and the Purposes of Life

Stephen L. Talbott on biology's unasked questions about the goal-directed activities of organisms

The Use and Abuse of ‘Information’ in Biology

Murillo Pagnotta on why there is more to biological development than genes

Mind Games

Charles T. Rubin on the film Ex Machina and breathing life into matter