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Information Science as an Interscience by Fanie de Beer

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An acritical philosophy of information

The project of an acritical philosophy of information is nothing but a defence of the necessity for the philosophical element in our cognitive, epistemic and informational endeavours, and simultaneously a manner of refusing the formalist, criticist or ideological marginalisation of the philosophical. This underlines the fact that there are many things that the disciplinary discourses do not or cannot know, not even when these discourses accumulate into a huge pile of knowledges.

This project poses many challenges to both information science and philosophy. Only when information science is understood as an interscience that operates in a multi-faceted and interconceptual and even interdiscursive way, as ...

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