Browse Library Trends 52 (3) Winter 2004: The Philosophy of Information by Subject "Library science --Philosophy"

  • Hjørland, Birger (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    The basic realist claim is that a mind-independent reality exists. It should be common sense knowledge to accept this claim, just as any theories that try to deny it soon become inconsistent because reality strikes back. ...
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  • Jacob, Elin K. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Examination of the systemic properties and forms of interaction that characterize classification and categorization reveals fundamental syntactic differences between the structure of classification systems and the structure ...
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  • Paling, Stephen (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Bibliography provides a compelling vantage from which to study the interconnection of classification, rhetoric, and the making of knowledge. Bibliography, and the related activities of classification and retrieval, bears ...
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  • Day, Ronald E. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Concepts and technologies of information and communication are discussed in the context of political philosophy and ontology. The questions of what is the meaning and sense of “information” and “communication” in modern ...
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  • Brier, Søren (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    As an answer to the humanistic, socially oriented critique of the information-processing paradigms used as a conceptual frame for library information science, this article formulates a broader and less objective concept ...
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  • Frohmann, Bernd (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    A philosophy of information is grounded in a philosophy of documentation. Nunberg’s conception of the phenomenon of information heralds a shift of attention away from the question “What is information?” toward a critical ...
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  • Svenonius, Elaine (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    This paper looks at the epistemological foundations of knowledge representations embodied in retrieval languages. It considers questions such as the validity of knowledge representations and their effectiveness for the ...
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  • Mills, Jack (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    The main object of the paper is to demonstrate in detail the role of classification in information retrieval (IR) and the design of classificatory structures by the application of logical division to all forms of the ...
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  • Spink, Amanda; Cole, Charles (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    This paper outlines the relation between philosophy of information (PI) and human information behavior (HIB). In this paper, we first briefly outline the basic constructs and approaches of PI and HIB. We argue that a ...
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  • Cornelius, Ian (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Three problems in relation to Luciano Floridi’s work on the Philosophy of Information (PI) and the relationship of PI to Library and Information Science (LIS) are considered: the claim that LIS is a materials-based discipline, ...
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  • Furner, Jonathan (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    In philosophy of language, the phenomena fundamental to human communication are routinely modeled in ways that do not require commitment to a concept of “information” separate from those of “data,” “meaning,” “communication,” ...
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  • Herold, Ken (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
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  • Thellefsen, Torkild (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    How are we able to construct truly realistic representations of knowledge organizations (KOs)? The paper introduces and defines the knowledge profile as a method to investigate the epistemological basis of any KO to ...
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  • Herold, Ken (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Luciano Floridi's 1999 monograph, Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction, provided the impetus for the theme of this issue, more for what it did not say about librarianship and information studies (LIS) than otherwise. ...
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  • Floridi, Luciano (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    Library information science (LIS) should develop its foundation in terms of a philosophy of information (PI). This seems a rather harmless suggestion. Where else could information science look for its conceptual foundations ...
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  • Fallis, Don (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    How can one verify the accuracy of recorded information (e.g., information found in books, newspapers, and on Web sites)? In this paper, I argue that work in the epistemology of testimony (especially that of philosophers ...
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  • Budd, John M. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    The literature within library and information science (LIS) on relevance comes primarily from the subfields of information retrieval and information systems design. This literature has developed over time from an orthodoxy ...
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  • Olson, Hope A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2004)
    This article explores the connections between Melvil Dewey and Hegelianism and Charles Cutter and the Scottish Common Sense philosophers. It traces the practice of hierarchy from these philosophical influences to Dewey ...
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