Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems, 1st Edition

  • Andrew Basden
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  • ISBN-10: 1599040387
  • ISBN-13: 9781599040387
  • DDC: 303.483
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 390 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released March 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Information systems have five main areas of research and practice in which humans relate to information and communications technology. These areas are: the nature of computers and information, the creation of information technologies, the development of artifacts for human use, the usage of information systems and information technology as our environment.

This eBook strives to develop philosophical frameworks for these five areas and provides researchers, scholars and practitioners in fields such as information systems, public administration, library science, education and business management with an exemplary reference resource.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems: Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Dooyeweerd's Philosophy.
3: Overview of Dooyeweerd's Philosophy.
4: Some Portions of Dooyeweerd's Positive Philosophy.
5: Frameworks for Understanding.
6: A Framework for Understanding Human Use of Computers.
7: A Framework for Understanding the Nature of Computers and Information.
8: A Framework for Understanding Information Systems Development.
9: A Framework for Understanding Information Technology Resources.
10: A Framework for Understanding Information Technology as Ecology.
11: Discussion and Conclusion.
12: Reflections.
Glossary and Abbreviations.
About the Author.