Volume 2 issue 1 April 2014
Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law meets the Philosophy of Science
Mireille Hildebrant and Katja Vries (eds)
Book Length: 258 pages / Price £80
The changes that result from our ‘technological age’ are not only controversial but they touch upon fundamental conceptions of what it means to be human: dignity, integrity and the moral autonomy of the human being. This point describes the substantive purpose behind Mireille Hildebrandt and Katja Vries’ edited volume: Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law meets the Philosophy of Science. In light of current technological changes, this edited volume considered the effects that data science and machine learning are having on society.
More specifically, the authors in the volume demonstrated that our ‘technological age’ has created a ‘computational turn’ and in discussing this phenomenon, the nine authors in this volume considered the effects that new computer technologies are having on societal values such as individual autonomy, privacy and due process.