Information Science as an Interscience: Rethinking Science, Method and Practice, 1st Edition

  • Carel Stephanus de Beer
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0081001835
  • ISBN-13: 9780081001837
  • DDC: 020
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 156 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book poses many challenges both to information science, philosophy and to information practice, and only when information science is understood as an interscience that operates in a multifaceted way, will it be able to comply with these challenges. In the fulfilment of this task it needs to be accompanied by a philosophical approach that will take it beyond the merely critical and linear approach to scientific work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: An Acritical Philosophy of Information.
2: Towards the Idea of Information Science as an Interscience.
3: Information Science in a Post-Scientific Position: Part 1: The Limitations of Science and Information Science.
4: Information Science in a Post-Scientific Position: Part 2: The Conditions for an Alternative.
5: Method/Beyond-Method: The Demands, Challenges and Excitements of Scholarly Information Work.
6: Methodology and Noology: Amazing Prospects for Library and Information Science.
7: Let the New Knowledge Come: The Atlas of Knowledges.
8: The Contemporary Knowledge Worker (The Troubadour of Knowledge) Comprehensive and Exciting Challenges.
9: A Proposed Philosophico-Ethical Approach Towards the Electronic Information Era.